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TARTAN 1997 • COVENANT COLLEGE 

Lookout Mountain, Georgia 30750 

Copyright© 1997 

Covenant College Student Publications 

Debbie Marshall • editor-in-chief 



KRESGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY 
. Covenant College 

lookout Mountain. GA 30750*601 



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'When we arrived at Covenant this fait, 
we had many adjustments to maf^e. A new 
school year is always afresh start in many 
ways, and this year has been one of editing 
transition for ait of us. 

J or the freshmen, college life was a new 
e?q>erience altogether. Jrom the 8 A.M. jog 
in the fog to class to finding a date for 
%ilter to sampling A%A's gourmet menu in 
the QreafHall, all of us could relate to the 
appetent in coming class very well. 

Those of us who returned to Covenant 
eager to start another year realized Cov- 
enant was going to be a little different, and 
at first we wondered what to thinly There 
were almost a hundred more students, and 
the impact could be felt everywhere. 'Every- 
one grew accustomed to standing in long 
lines in the QreatfHaCl, and we pacl^ed into 
Carter, founders, and the apartments with 
no room to spare. Community drew us 
together. 

The barely finished Mills science building 
was something we'd been watching and 
waiting for. Leaving behind the basement 
of Carter 'Hall or the second floor of Barnes 
Qym, the science, math, and computer fac- 
ulty and students finally realized their 



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With the completion of Mills hall in late August 
students and faculty of chemistry, biology, physics, 
psychology, and computer science were eager to 
begin classes in the new facility. Photo by Jen Shaw 



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Transition 




Carter hall has remained a constant 
on Covenant's changing campus. 

Photo by Jen Sham 



Opening/ Theme 



dreams of having adequate room and accou- 
terment for classes and offices and even ar- 
eas for student andfacutty interaction. 

'With the new Mills computer tabs, we all 
had our own e-mail and access to the 
Internet. It seemed Covenant was beginning 
to catch up with the rest of the world. Hihe 
computer tabs were the place to be, though 
that sometimes meant waiting in line. And 
at long last, we all had our own mailboxes in 
the new mail room. T^he excitement at the 
beginning and throughout the year was con- 
tagious. 

Respite all this growth and advancement, 
Covenant has remained the same place we 
/(now and love. Most of us chose Covenant 
because of the long-time commitment to a 
Christ-centered approach to education and 
life. We believe that all of life is to be lived 
in Christ who has entrusted it to us for a time. 
In a constantly changing, fast-paced world, 
where the transitions of life often leave no 
room for traditions of the past, Covenant has 
sought to remain faithful, and the founda- 
tional principle that "in all things... Christ 
pre-eminent, " has proven true. 



By Kim Collins 




Seniors Joel Doerfel and Kay Bratcher enjoy a quick 
chat having learned that the library doesn't have to be all 

work and no play. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



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SECTION COMPILED BY JILL MULLINS 
ARTICLE BY TIM MARSHALL 



Student Life... an oxy- 
moron you say? Surpris 
ingly enough, students do 
manage to find an occasional re- 
prieve from the heavy demands of col- 
lege life (some maybe a little too often). 
One can only take so many late nights 
of writing papers and last minute cram- 
ming. Soon the need for diversion be- 
comes a necessity, whether organized 
or innovative. Stoplight Cafe provides 
students with a casual atmosphere in 
which to demonstrate their musical abili- 
ties. C.A.B. constantly comes up with 
some things to do, be it a movie night or 
a concert by Harrod and Funck. Of 
course, there is always the option of sit- 
ting back and watching a video with 
some friends; and if that doesn't suit 




your fancy, you can al- 
ways "roam the halls" to 
see what (adventure) might 
turn up. If you feel like you "just 
need to get away," then you might try 
the Bubba Fest; and, a trip to Atlanta 
always proves to be an enjoyable 
weekend excursion. For those who 
choose to stick around Chattanooga, 
there is plenty to do, and for the col- 
lege student with minimal income, the 
dollar-fifty theater is a cheap source 
of entertainment. Greyfriar's also pro- 
vides a new alternative to the local cof- 
fee shops, but Rembrandt's will always 
be a favorite among Covenant stu- 
dents. All in all, one is never at a loss 
for things to do when the pressure of 
school becomes to much to bear. 



Cruising the net. Katie Voigt and Kim 
Rollins explore the web. For the first time 
this year, all students were given an e- 
mail account. People sending messages 
back and forth, exploring the internet, and 
just writing papers kept the new Mills 

computer lab full. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Intermission. Helene and Rob Vaughn enjoy 
a few minutes between speakers at the aca- 
demic symposium. Classes were cancelled 
on Friday, October 25th to allow students to 

hear the lectures. Photo by Lane Brown Taylor 



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Transforming Covenant. 

Mills Hall is a tremendous 
step up from the Carter 
basement which previously 
was the center of Covenant's 
scientific study. The new fa- 
cilities enable students to 
better learn and experiment. 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Mad scientist? No, it's An- 
gela Ficca observing her lat- 
est experiment. The Biology, 
Chemistry, Physics, Psychol- 
ogy, Mathematics, and 
Computer Sciences depart- 
ments greatly benefit from 
the new laboratories in Mills 

Hall. Photo by Lane Brown Taylor 



On i >ent Life 



compiled by ROBERT UTHLAUT 



Milts 9-(atfj an academic and aesthetic 

monument, opens its doors amid 

a flurry of elaborate activity 

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MILLS HALL 




Despite delays, Mills Hall was open for use when stu- 
dents arrived this fall. The completion of Covenant's new 
science building was scheduled for June 1, but due to a 
wide number of difficulties the building was not finished 
until July 24. 

Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology and Com- 
puter Science all share 
the new facility. Com- 
plete with a student 
lounge and various 
study spots, all Cov- 
enant students can 
make use of the new 
space. 

The new building 
has had a profound im- 
pact on the look and feel of the campus. 

"Until Mills Hall was built we really didn't have 
an academic presence on campus," said Presi- 
dent Brock. "It completely transforms the ap 
pearance and the feel of the campus." 

Professor Philip Johnson, a noted au 
thor and law professor at the Univer- 
sity of California at Berkeley, will 
be speaking at the dedication for 
Mills Hall on October 24. Johnson's 
address will mark the beginning of two 
days of festivities commemorating the dedi- 
cation of Covenant College's new academic 
science facility, Mills Hall. 



was built we 

really didn't have 

an academic 

presence on 

campus." 

President Brock 



Johnson is a prominent speaker on issues concerning 
modern intellectual and academic culture. 

The formal dedication ceremony will occur during 
chapel on Friday, October 25. The speakers will be Dr. 
Kathy Thiessen, an alumnus of Covenant who now has 
her doctorate in biology; Covenant professor of science 

Ray Dameron; and 
Covenant Board of 
Trustees Chairman 
Joel Belz, who is also 
a Covenant alumnus. 
They will be express- 
ing their thanks for 
the building and will 
comment on what it 
means to the science 
program at Covenant. 

The students will be participating in a responsive 
litany of dedication in this ceremony. 

Friday afternoon there will be an academic 
symposium with Dr. Kenneth Howell, Dr. 
Jitse van der Meer and Covenant profes- 
sor of science Dr. Donald Petcher. 
Following their presentations, 
there will be a panel discussion with 
all three speakers and Professor 
Johnson. The panel will be moderated by 
Professor Henry F. Schaefer, a chemistry pro- 
fessor at the University of Georgia and member 
of Covenant's Board of Trustees. 

Mills Hall 



by JENNY JOHNSON 



"Excitement builds as %!As, 
student leaders, and 

freshmen flan and prepare 
for the year ahead. 



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Fall semester of 1996 was filled with many mile- 
stones for the Covenant community. Exciting 
changes included the fully equipped Mills Science 
building, the spacious new mailroom in Carter 
Hall, and most noteworthy of all was the 10.8 % 
increase in the stu- 
dent body. In order 
to prepare for the 
students the faculty 
and staff gathered 
for a week in ad- 
vance to brace them- 
selves for the unexpected. 

Student leaders were trained for the semester 
at the Leadership Conference. They met with 
President Brock and Dean of Students, Scott 
Raymond, to be introduced to Covenant's 
vision, as well as oriented to the in's 
out's of the school. Only the impor 
tant issues were covered such as 
where to find coloring supplies 
for posters and how to fill out 
requisition forms. Student leaders 
learned about their vital roles in con- 
tributing to the maintenance of harmony 
and growth of the community by setting ex 
amples as followers of Christ. 

Meanwhile, the Resident Assistants (RA's) went 
under rigorous training to be in top shape for the 



"Orientation 
seemed a lot 
like camp." 

Josh Hinman 



arriving students. Kat Gulick and Jonathan and 
Suzi Entrekin (new RD's of Carter Hall) mercilessly 
pushed the new RA's into top notch assistants. The 
RA's were drilled in skills of broom twirling, tell- 
ing embarrassing experiences and learning to 

mingle, mingle, 
mingle. They were 
tested in first-aid, 
team work and 
how to disguise 
odors from a well- 
worn-plaid-shirt. 
Night after night they decorated their halls, prayed 
for their hallmates, and wondered about the awe- 
some things that God would bring about in the 
next semester. 

Finally ready or not, the students arrived. 
An orientation week filled with memo- 
rable events was under way with the 
induction of the freshmen. Satur- 
day, one by one, the cars rolled 
in filled with precious posses- 
sions. The freshmen, with eager 
and somewhat anxious faces, moved in 
with the help of student leaders and the 
soccer players. From the onset of the semes- 
ter the RA's and student leaders demonstrated 
servants' hearts and enthusiasm for the individual 
new additions to Covenant College. 



S tudent Life 



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Hard at work. . . 

Rob Peck helps the ladies move in and rear- 
range furniture to make their room unique. 

Photo by Debbie Marshall. 



The walls came tumbling down. . . 

for the RA's who experienced a week of 
bonding and breaking down the barri- 
ers between them. Marty Marquis is 
challenged to get over the wall "para- 
lyzed," but learned that even that was 
possible with the help of others. Photo 

by Kathleen Gulick 




Hello Mother, Hello 
Father, Here I am 
at. . . 
Covenant College. 

Janna Levi just 
settled cozily in her 
new dorm room and 
is ready to write 
home about it. Photo 

by Jenn Shaw 



Making a hit list. . . 

Ryan Steinbrecher, 
Stephanie Schneider, 
and Rachel Powell plot 
against those who cut 
in line. Registration 
can be a long, tiring 
process; thank good- 
ness it's only once a 

Semester. Photo by Jenn 
Shaw 



Already in the swing of 
things, 

the Tartan staff came 
back early to get a head 
start. Club leaders re- 
turned for the Student 
Leadership Conference 
the week before 

began. Photo by Debbie 
Marshall 



Beginning of the Year 
11 



In the Holy Land. . . Corrie 
Blankenbeckler and friends are blown 
away by the mountain top experience on 
Masada in Israel. They studied the his- 
tory of the Jews and of the area as well 
as Islamic thought and the modern 
Middle East. 



Scot in Scotland. . . John Huisman travels 
to the scenic Scottish highlands as one of 
the many sites that students abroad have the 
opportunity to experience. As part of the 
group at Oxford University, students immerse 
themselves in Renaissance studies and Euro- 
pean culture. 



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On the shores of silver 
lakes. Justice Litle, Grace 
Sukhia, and Joel Wells jour- 
ney to the highlands of Scot- 
land. Prior to the beginning 
of classes, some of the Ox- 
ford group spent two weeks 
backpacking through the 
highlands and exploring the 
city of Edinborough. 

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Czech it out. . . Andrew Han- 
singer, Darren Hawk, Andy 
Milfette, Joel Knutson, Sam 
White, Rob Simmons, Justice 
Litle, Matt Monahan, Josh Green, 
Karen Bennett, Francesca 
Kellogg, Rachel Whitehead, 
MicheTe Hardeman, Sarah Ellison, 
Tiffany Robeson, and Rachel Bode 
spent the semester studying in 
the Czech Republic. 



Comfort and style all 
in one. During his so- 
journ in the Middle 
East, Micah Sprunger 
hails an alternative 
mode of transporta- 
tion. The group involved 
in the semester long 
study traveled to Egypt, 
Jordan, and Syria over 
Fall Break. 




by MIKE HARDIE 



Lands of enchantment ivitfi 
countCess adventures azvait... 
and these are required courses? 



More Tl^ajft" Travel 

CROSS-CULTURAL PROGRAM 



Dear Tartan, 

In regard to this past year: I don't think I've ever eaten 
so many Slush Puppies, made so many decisions, owned 
so many ties, or have been so grateful for the view of the 
hills from the northwest side of Carter Hall. 

I often think I have 
a strange, yet joyful job 
— sending Covenant 
students away from 
campus for the purpose 
of furthering their 
learning. I've had the 
privilege of being with 

several groups of students while we were traveling, 
and it is sometimes too funny and sometimes 
slightly overpowering to watch them make 
connections, make mistakes, learn what 
it means to live unselfishly, and learn 
to listen to the moment, whether 
that means absolutely, without any 
question, hearing and listening to an- 
other, or being open to the possibility of 
miracle, or mentally recording the silence and 





random sounds of a particular moment in time. 

These are some of the moments I will carry with me: 
thinking I was about to be arrested by Czech police for 
parking in the wrong place, laughing in the subways of 

New York City, being 
in Starbucks and real- 
izing that we'd been 
eating their donated 
pastries all week long 
at the Bowery Mission, 
experiencing extreme 
exhaustion with Matt 
and Karen in Prague when we couldn't find our hotel, 
being forced by Amy Riley to drink the next-to- 
last glass of orange juice, watching and pray- 
ing for and almost laughing at people on 
their first airplane flights, and singing 
with and for the men of the Bowery 
Mission. 
Gotta run, I've got a Slush Puppie cold 
headache. Have a great summer. 

Ciao! 

Cross-cultural Program 
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HE SAID, SHE SAID 



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forgotten as tfie skin-dig began. 



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KILTER NIGHT 



HIS: 

"It was alright, I reckon." 

The anticipation of the evening turned me into a 
seething bundle of nerves, but the news of a free 
T-shirt made the stress overload worth while. 
When we arrived, the weather inside was hot, but 
sticky — perfect for getting corn-on-the-cob 
wedged beneath my molars and barbeque sauce 
permanently lodged under my fingernails. This 
revelry created the ambiance essential to our theme 
for the night: The Hee Haw Hoe-Down. After I 
scarfed all the grub, the shin-dig was ready to be- 
gin. Grandpappy busted out the phonograph and 
cranked up the non- 
stop Macarena until 
the cows came 
home, and that was 
just the beginning. 
We rednecks, cow- 
boys, Southern 
belles, Indians and 
various other forms 

of riff-raff formed disjointed echelons, and the line 
dancing ascended to a frenzy. The zenith of the 
gala culminated as Grandpappy did his best John 
Travolta impression for us; in my mind, this 
will always remain the day that I learned 
what dancing truly is. In the melee, I lost 
track of my date somehow (or maybe 
she lost track of me), but I didn't 
fret for too long, for there were 
plenty of abandoned dates to 
choose from. Overall, the ex- 
perience was alright, I reckon, al- 
though Dr. K might not agree with 
the whole concept, but, hey, it was free. 




"The o darn 

flannel shirt 

made 

me itch." 

Matt Lindlev 



HERS: 

"Aaahhhhhh!" 

Anew semester at Covenant started off with a bang 
and before we girls knew it, we were hit with the 
BIG QUESTION again: Who am I going to ask to 
Kilter and why do I have to be put through this so 
soon? 

The so-called significance of this event in relation 
to girls and their dilemma of indecision is yet to be 
discovered. But decisions were made and what 
began as a jolly Hee Haw Hoe-Down in the Great 
Hall was "native-ly" invaded by savages and 
turned into an Indian powwow. Both sides were 

equally motivated 
to conquer ARA 
barbeque chicken 
and battle it out on 
the dance floor. 
After all it was the 
Indians that in- 
vented the 
Macarena, wasn't 
it? And if it wasn't for them how would the cow- 
boys, saloon girls, and sheriffs have ever gained 
their reputation? 

As the evening passed, peace availed and ev- 
eryone grabbed their partners, swung them 
around, kicked 'em in the knees and 
threw 'em on the ground. 



By: Greg Thompson, Bob 
Wiegers, Michelle Seda, and 
Nancy Young 



Q jj dent Life 



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Albert Leavengood and Amanda Levi (at- 
tempting) sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-IM-G 
These two are starting the night out right 
with a little pre-Kilter fun. Photo by Jenn Shan 



Jesse James or Jesse Montgomery? 

Aaron Tolson, Joel Doerfel, and Jesse 
Montgomery stake their claim. Students 
put their minds to work and come up 
with creative attire appropriate for the 

evening. Photo by Jenn Shaw 




that ma's 
cuzin? 

Naw, that's Greg 
Thompson! What 
in tarnation is he 
doin'? Oh, he's at 
that new fangled 
Kilter dance. Photo 

by Jenn Sham 



What makes the 
white man red? Kil- 
ter. 

In the spirit of the Old 
West's cowboys versus 
Indians, these students 
added their own cre- 
ative flare to the coun- 
try hoe down. Photo by 
Jenn Shan 



Anna Lins and Tabitha Ellis 
harness their "honeys" Thomas 
Ellis and Tim Marshall. 

Kilter, the traditional Sadie Hawkins 
type dance, falls early in the semes- 
ter. Photo by Dianna Pohl 



Kilter 
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The Cast 



Charles 




Sam 'Hettinger 






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Xjirstin 'Bentson 






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Shannon Carraher 






'Madame Arcati 


T.Cisabeth "Barfer 






'Edith 




Qrace White 






Dr. 'Bradmat 




John Traver 






Mrs. "Bradman 


Lisa Sperow 








'Production Staff 






'Director 


Jessica 'Watttis 


Mal(e-up 


Xjirstin 'Bentson 




Stage Manager 


'Tim %.. Larson 


House Management 


Sarah 'Bar/(er 




Assistant Stage Manager 


Laura Mehne 


'Program 


John Burf(e 




Set Construction 


Shauna deBoer 
Tim !A. Larson 
Laura Mehne 


Construction Crew 


Shannon Carraher 
Carolyn Hodgson 
Christie Hull 




Lighting and Sound 


Jeremy 




Jon Larson 




Deutschmann 




Jessica Waffis 




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Cast: 

Back row: Kjirstin Bentson, 
Laura Mehne, Jessica 
Wallis, Shannon Carraher, 
Lisa Sperow, Grace White, 
Elisabeth Barker 
Front row: Tim A. Larson, 
Sam Hettinger, John 
Traver, Jon Larson Photo by 

Andy Montgomery 

^ tudent Life 

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"You mean you can't see 
her?" The ghost of Elvira 
had to be invisible to Ruth. 
This made Kjirstin Bent- 
son's role much more diffi- 
cult to play. Photo by A.idy 
Montgomery 



Charles tells Ruth all 
about his first wife 
Elvira. This lets the audi- 
ence in on Elvira's charac- 
ter before she makes her 

entrance. Photo by Andy Mont- 
gomery 




by JESSICA WALLIS 



A fiCLuntingty pfienomenaC production 
By a spirited cast 



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FALL PLAY 




During the fall semester, the Mine Shaft Players, 
Covenant's drama club, presented Noel Coward's Blithe 
Spirit. 

A bit about the play: 
it is a comedy about 
Charles Condomine, a 
well-to-do author of 
mystery novels. In or- 
der to find out more 
about the subject of 
his upcoming novel 

(the main character of which is to be a homicidal 
medium), he invites a medium, Madame Arcati, 
to his house for a party with his wife, Ruth, 
and a couple guests. Charles, of course, 
doesn't believe in any of this. He 
merely wants to do some re- 
search; but in the process, he 
gets much more than he bargains for. 

During a seance, Charles' first wife 
Elvira, is accidentally brought back from the 
dead, and must stay, seemingly indefinitely, in 
the house with Charles and Ruth. The situation is 




of course conducive to many interesting twists and turns. 

This play is dubbed "an improbable farce." I am not 

entirely sure if this is true. I know as a Christian that the 

occult is nothing to be 
tampered with, and 
however improbable 
Noel Coward thought 
the situation was, he 
teaches us quite a les- 
son through it. He dis- 
plays the view that 
most of our society holds about the occult: there is no 
harm in dabbling with it. 

Charles Condomine's flippant attitude toward 
the spirit world ends disastrously for him, but 
we are able to laugh at it. It's fictional. In 
real life, however, there would be noth- 
ing funny about it. I also hope that you 
consider how lightly the occult is taken in 
our culture, so that you won't make the same 
mistake that both the main character and the au- 
thor of the play do. 

Fall Play 

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by JENNA STOWE 



Months of preparation go into 
malting three evenings of food 
and fanfare one of Covenant's 
finest traditions. 

Y€ #ld« Madrigal 

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Picture this. It is August, and a new semester at 
Covenant is beginning. While the average student 
is getting settled in, the sixteen Madrigal singers 
begin practicing during class three times a week 
for Madrigals. Dr. Hamm has already prepared 
the selection of melodies for the singers to perform, 
and the dedicated singers start memorizing both 
the notes and the 
words. They con- 
tinue to practice 
throughout the fall 
semester and fes- 
tively decorate the 
Great Hall the night 
before the dinners. 

Meanwhile, the 
Brass Choir begins 

practicing a month and a half before Madrigals. 
The Choir consists of three trombones, four trum- 
pets, four baritones, and one French horn. Dr. 
Monroe instructs the class three hours a week 
in preparation for the biggest event in which 
the Choir takes part. 

It is now the middle of November. 
A sign is posted explaining the vari- 
ous job opportunities for students 
to "wench," as I know the 
money will come in handy 
around Christmas. Dr. Hamm 
chooses the "wenches," and sixteen 
girls "wenched" all three nights of 
Madrigals. This involves taking care of 
three tables, each with a medley of Cov 



"I loved every- 
thing about it - 
the food, the 
cotumes, the 
music, every- 
thing!" 
Beth Duke 



enant students and people from off the mountain. 
The most important thing a "wench" can do is get 
down the timing of the seven-course meal. 

The "wench's" job is made possible by the in- 
credible kitchen staff working behind the scenes. 
About thirty people work for A.R. A. during the din- 
ners. The students have fun working together and 

stacking the food 
on metal trays for 
the "wenches" to 
serve. The meal is 
fully prepared be- 
fore the Lord and 
Lady of the 
Manor invite the 
noble lords and 
beauteous ladies 
to the table. 

It is now December 5th, and the Great Hall has 
been transformed into a candle-lit haven. The fire 
is crackling, and the "wenches" are serving 
wassail as the guests enter the Manor. Ev- 
eryone looks exquisite, and a feeling of 
contentment settles in the air. The mes- 
sage of Christmas is portrayed 
through the Madrigal singers, and 
two jesters provoke laughter 
and interaction with the guests. 
The unquenchable love of God is 
exemplified in a meaningful way for 
both guests and the servers of this Cov- 
enant ritual. 



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Ladies in red... 

Skye Parrish, Myriam Jones, and Rachel Tilley 
dressed in complete Renaissance garb. Mad- 
rigals is a famous annual holiday tradition that 
takes months of preparation. Photo by Emily 

McCampbell 



You can count on it... 

Ashley Wykoff and Paul Counts are hav- 
ing a night of fun and laughs. The Mad- 
rigal dinners not only draw Covenant stu- 
dents, faculty, and staff, but also people 
from the Chattanooga area and friends 

and family from home. Photo by Kathy Sher- 
bon 




Taking Madrigals to 
new heights. 

Matt Kickasola hangs 
a banner made by Mrs. 
Doreen Kellogg. The 
Madrigal performers 
not only sing, but also 
help set up and deco- 
rate before the dinner. 

Photo by Myriam Jones 



Those wenches... 

taking a break from serving 
the delicious seven course 
Madrigal's meal. Serving is 
always a challenge especially 
when the anxiously awaited 
rum-soaked flaming pudding is 

brought OUt. Photo by Sam White 



True Scots... 

The Farquhar clan wear their 
traditional kilts to Madrigals. 
Getting ready for the night is 
half the fun of the evening. Photo 

by Myriam Jones 



Madrigals 
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On the shores of the Emerald Isle, 

freshman Andrew Hobbs gratefully ac- 
cepts the moment of rest. During the 
week-long venture, the 9 member team 
engaged in days filled with youth clubs, 
door-to-door evangelism, and Irish culture. 

Photo by Carolyn Hubbard 




The Jamaican team 
takes a break from 
learning sign language. 

Working with the Carib- 
bean Christian Center for 
the Deaf, team members 
worked on building struc- 
tures as well as relation- 
ships. Photo by Stephen Scott 



Among young Peruvi- 
ans, Deborah Spirito- 
santo disengages from 
work and promptly en- 
gages the affections of the 
orphan children. The Cov- 
enant students worked in 
the village of Huanta, par- 
ticipating in street out- 
reach . Photo by Teresa White 



With a few anxieties, Beth 
Owens, David Franklin, Sarah 
VonHof, Tabitha Ellis, Amy Camp- 
bell, Jeff Bryson, and Barb 
Schreur spend a few moments in 
a park in order to prepare for their 
stay at LArche. the simplicity of 
life in the L'Arche community em- 
phasized relationships of total, un- 
conditional acceptance. Photo by 
anonymous bystander 



compiled by Greta Erickson 



Various groups of Covenant students 

spend Spring Qreakjno deling Christ s 

love to a host of people. 

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Ikfi B&tfs 

BREAK ON IMPACT 



Break on Impact is an alternative Spring Break pro- 
gram at Covenant seeking to involve students, faculty, 
and staff in volunteer service and experiential learning 
projects. The program involves students at a hands-on 
level with different cultures and with different needs for 
the sake of helping others and identifying with the prob- 
lems that exist in our world, locally and internationally. 
The hope is that the people visited have a felt need met 
and that the student s 
gain a new and fuller 
perspective on what 
life is all about. Break 
on Impact often 
creates the initial spark 
that allows students to 
catch a vision for vol- 
unteering services and 
becoming involved 
with ministries for the 

rest of their lives. This vision and hope is integral to 
the educational philosophy of Covenant College. 

This year, students will be traveling to six 
different places. 1) L'Arche Community 
in Mobile, Alabama; this is a community 
for people with mental handicaps. 
Students spend the week assisting 
around the homes in various 
needed capacities and simply spend 
time with the residents. 2) The Bowery 
Mission in New York City; this is a full 
orbed ministry to homeless people including 
a detox program and discipleship where students 





spend the week ministering and witnessing. 3) Huanta, 
Peru; this is the hometown of the Shining Path Guerrilla 
Movement. Students will be working with children in 
an orphanage there and doing street out-reach. 4) 
Dundrum, Northern Ireland; students will be working 
with a reconciliation ministry between Protestants and 
Catholics. They will also be doing door-to-door evange- 
lism in Catholic, communities. 5) London City Mission 

in London, England; 
also a full-orbed min- 
istry to the homeless, 
where students will 
help in various ca- 
pacities as well as do- 
ing street outreach. 
6) Caribbean Chris- 
tian Center for the 
Deaf in Jamaica; stu- 
dents will mainly be 
involved in a construction project, but will also have 
time for fellowship with the children. 

Break on Impact gives students the opportu- 
nity to travel with the intent of spending time 
with people from a different culture. Help 
is given to those in need with the re- 
sult of the students being helped in 
return. Learning from the various 
people in other cultures, enjoying their 
similarities and differences, and sharing 
the gospel of Jesus Christ in a real manner 
also add to the total experience. All occurs in a 
week and yet remains for a lifetime. 

Break On Impact 
♦ 21 



by JEREMY ROERDINK 



"food, Jun, Music, and ' more-w 'fiat 
else can we asf(jor?" 

^i- Year t© F®ctft*tftb*T 

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD 




C.A.B., 1996 and 1997, has been described as one 
of the best and most successful years ever. Record 
crowds were recorded as students came out to at- 
tend as many events as possible. The work was 
led by chairman, Jeremy Roerdink, who lead the 
team of seven ambi- 
tious students. All of 
them working to- 
gether brought the 
students events that 
will be remembered 
for a long time. Most 
remembered will be 

the Acoustic Concert Series that featured some of the 
biggest names in Contemporary Christian Mu- 
sic. The events for Fall 1996 were Pool Party 
with Belly Flop Contest, followed by the 
great classic movie Indiana Jones and the 
Last Crusade . The traditional Skate 
Night was held and enjoyed as 
the theme was TV show /movie 
star impersonations. Kilter night 
featured the HEE-HAW HOE 
DOWN. School Art Display featured stu 
dents' art on display in the new mailroom. 



"We got to act 
like kids again, 
being silly and 
having fun even 

during the 
busiest times." 

Janna Levi 



Movie Night was a smash with nearly 400 gather- 
ing in the Carter Circle to watch TOP GUN and PHE- 
NOMENON. Concert: The Canadian rock group, 
THE KRY performed some of their greatest songs 
while being, "unplugged." Blink Night: Ham- 
burger, fries and 
coke were just 
$1.50. Concert: 
Nearly 600 came 
to see the Cov- 
enant favorite, 
Harrod and Funck, 
while Covenant 
alumni Jen Daniels opened. Over 700 packed the 
chapel from all over Chattanooga as word got out 
over the airwaves of 102.7 that WES KING was 
in town. It was great for all to see, as Wes 
King was welcomed back to Covenant 
and arrangements were made to 
have him sponsor Covenant Col- 
lege in his upcoming tour. Exam 
Cram ended the semester with the 
famous cartoon classic, Disney's 
Mickey's Christmas Carol. 



.S '' 1 "I'M' Ln-'i r 



22 



FIRE! 

This art exhibit in the Carter mailroom was 
so hot it set the fire alarm off! Oh- wait, that 
was the cotton candy machine. Photo by Andy 

Montgomery 



The stars came out 

at Skate Night when Covenant students 
dressed up as their favorite TV and 

movie Characters. Photo by Jenn Shaw 




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Don't Kry for us — 

The Kry was only one 
of several concerts 
sponsored by CAB. 
Others included 
Harrod and Funck 
and Wes King. Photo 

by Cannon Kirby 



What a flop! 

The judges were ob- 
viously not impressed 
by that jump, but 
these contestants 
anxiously await their 
chance to make a 
better splash at the 
CAB belly flop con- 
test. Photo by Jenn 
Shaw 



1996-97 Campus Activities Board 

Michelle Seda, Rob Simmons, Jeremy 
Roerdink, Jennifer Yarnell, Holly Brady, 
Sarah Ellison, and Brandon Justice 

Photo by Jenn Shaw 



Fall C.A.B. 
23 



Culture House. These two were part 
of the group from Kansas City whose 
Christian pop/rock and dramatic dance 
was the highlight of spring's fine art 
week. The group has toured nationally 
with famous Christian musicians and the 

Young Messiah tour. Photo by Nellie Vaughn 



It's pouring CANDY out here! Charlotte 
Crane shields herself with a pillow from the 
candy thrown out during the movie night. 
Crowds gathered on the Carter lawn to watch 

Space Jam. Photo by Jennifer Shan 





After the fight. Kim Col- 
lins, Jenn Collins, Steve 
Rowe, Jessica LaRose, and 
Justin Miller call a truce af- 
ter the freshman versus 
sophomore paintball war. 
Covenant College opens its 
own paintball facilities in 

Summer Of 1 997. Photo by 
Jill Mullins 

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24 



On the Big Screen. Katie 
Hohenberger and John 
Sweet enjoy dinner and a 
movie at "Cafe Hollywood". 
CAB sponsored the show- 
ing of the hit movie 
Indepence Day in the Great 

Hall. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Concert Crazy! Sarah 
Masen is one of the many 
performers that CAB 
stages. Covenant's Jupiter 
Road opened for this Dove 
award nominee in the Great 

Hall in February. Photo by Jer- 
emy Roerdink 



by JEREMY ROERDINK 



Covenant springs into excitement 
witfi a plethora of fun CA*B events 



CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD 




Spring 1997: 

Cafe Hollywood kicked off the semester in style as the 
blockbuster show, Independence Day, was shown in the 
Great Hall during dinner. 

Concert: New 
upcoming sensa- 
tion Sarah Masen 
made an appear- 
ance at the Cov- 
enant scene. She 
and the band were 
truly an enjoyment 

to listen to as they glorified the beauty of God, en- 
couraging us all. 

First Annual Paintball Classic was the 
name of the show-down between Carter 
and Founders. 

Talent Show was a great deal of 
fun for all with some pretty weird 
acts taking the stage. 

Spring Banquet was enjoyed as the 
Southern Belle took all down the mighty Ten 
nessee River. 




Phil Keaggy and Randy Stonehill played before a sold 

out chapel and rocked Covenant College as only Randy 

and Phil know how to. A night never to be forgotten, 

and written down in the 

history books. 

The Fine Arts Week 
was a hit, and featured 
help from the Chatta- 
nooga Symphony. 

Strobe Light Volleyball 
and the Scavenger Hunt 
was all the fun anyone needed from the CAB fun and 
games department. 

Movie night ended the year in style as Space 
Jam and Daylight were the major attraction. 
The year has definitely been one to 
remember with so many great events. 
All who helped were greatly appre- 
ciated, as JerDog Productions , (the name 
given by those closest to Jeremy Roerdink). 
made this the year that Covenant College will 
never forget! 

. Spring CAB 

* 25 



by LAURIS VIDAL 



A cfiance to get away... 
A time to worf^and pCay 



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Lupi's anyone!?! Sounds like an offer to play that 
new game from Playskool or maybe it's the name 
of that New Age girl that I met in Atlanta. No, that's 
the name of one of the many Covenanteer (pioneer 
mixed with Covenanter, clever!) places of 
springtide retreat. Covenanteers find many inlets 
of recluse and festivity. Some find these in the vi- 
vacious downtown 
life; while others 
seek a more mellow, 
yet perhaps more sa- 
tiating voyage into 
the wilderness sur- 
rounding our col- 
lege. 

The city offers an 
entree of "cultured 

events" and the usual weekend undertakings. For 
those with a more refined palate, the Tivoli serves 
a venue for acts such as famous violinists to 
Nanci Griffith. Next, the gourmands go to 
one of the fine eateries maybe in the Bluff 
View District, and then on to support 
ing our fellow Covenanteers at 
Greyfriar's. This is largely ca 
tered for the guy-impressing- 
girl-type date night or those 
groups who enjoy cultured excur- 
sions. The common Covenanteer 




however, is found in any of the coffeehouses or 
Friday's-type restaurants that give students a good 
food high until they hit the cold shower of ARA. 
Afterwards they hit Hamilton Place, maybe Barnes 
and Noble or a good movie to improve and broaden 
their friendships during the long, nauseating drive. 
The other stock of Covenanteer can be found 

with their friends 
opening inlets of 
the soul frolicking 
by Little River 
Canyon or little 
hidden sunflower 
field - places that 
birth curiosity. 
One may find an 
old abandoned 
house veiled in vines which evokes lines of poetry 
where a candlelight reading and tea offer conti- 
nental breakfast for the soul. This Covenanteer 
is often found with his hallmates chopping 
down trees and setting up camp on a Fri- 
day night. 

In the plethora of creative week- 
end activities available, one will 
find a constituency of Cov- 
enanteers reshaping the charm 
of weekend enjoyment. 




'You can always 

see friends at 

the favorite 

Covenant hang 
outs all over 

Chattanooga." 

Charitv Throener^ 




Student Life 

15 



^* 



Above and beyond the call of being a stu- 
dent, Sarah Baker spends some of her free 
time working for Admissions. Many students 
have part-time jobs to help pay for tuition or 
to earn extra spending money. Photo by Nancy 

Young 



Shining bright in the shadows of the 
Walnut Street Bridge, Summer Ray 
and Marty Marquis share their souls with 
the Kudzu crowd. The Kudzu Festival is 
a celebration of music, spirituality, and 
the Southern Underground. Photo by Can- 
non Kirby 





« 




nquility, 
David Kaufmann. Adven- 
turing in the Great Out- 
doors, it's the thing to do 
on scenic Lookout Moun- 
tain. Some of the most 
memorable breaks are 
spent camping and back- 
packing. Photo by Daniel Baker 



Hoping to make a strike 
on their mystery date, 

Daniel McKinney, Josh 
Hager, Kurt Halvorson, and 
Anthony Tucker end up in 
the gutter. It must have 
been the wife beaters! Photo 

by Jill Mullins. 



Caught campaigning, Cov- 
enant students Clint Ball, 
Joe Kaufmann, Corrie 
Rantal, Kathryn Voight, 
Debbie Marshall, and Sum- 
mer Ray display their con- 
cern and support in local, 
state, and national govern- 
ment, taking advantage of 
the Student Senate election 

Shuttle to the polls. Photo by 
Nancy Young 



Out and About 

27 



•The Cast 



•J-lennj Higgins 

'Eliza 'Doolittle 

Colonel ''Pickering 

ALfred Doolittle 

•Mrs. 'Higgins 

•f redely 'E\jns ford-Hill 

Clara Eynsford-Hill 

Mrs. Eynsford-Hill 

Mrs. 'Pearce 

1st 'Bystander/Constable 

2nd 'Bystander /Constable 

•Parlormaid 

'Taxjman 



•Bill Higgins 
Jessica VJallis 
•Thomas Andreas 
'John Traver 
•Elisabeth 'Barker 
Paul 'Dreher 
Qrace White 
'Beth Duke 
Megan VanderHart 
Michael 'D. Walters 
Tim A. Larson 
Jeannette Di'Bernardo 
Sam Hettinger 



•Production Staff 



'Director/Producer Jessica Wallis 
Stage Manager Laura Mehne 
Stage Creio %im 'Elmer 

Sarai llssery-Perez 
Sharon 'Davis 
Jolene Moore 
Jon Larson 
Tim :1. Larson 
Lighting & Sound Jrancisco "West 



Costumes 



House Mgmt 



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Jeremy 'Deutschmann 
Matt Luchenbill 
'Tammy Higgins 
Megan 'Vander'Hart 
Jeannette Di'Bernardo 
Sarah Barker 
i\mu Hudson 
-Kara Qriffith 




Cast members pass the 
time backstage. Cast and 

crew put in hours of work 
together everyday for sev- 
eral weeks to put on a pro- 
duction. Many new friend- 
ships were made during 

this time. Photo by Andy Mont- 
gomery 

.S tudknt Liff 

28 



The characters first 
meet here on a street 
corner in the rain. Little 
do they know that this poor 
flower girl will one day soon 
pass for a duchess. Photo 

by Andy Montgomery 



"Think of gold and taxis 
and diamonds!" Higgins 
tempts Eliza to stay with 
him for an experiment in 
phonetics. Photo by Andy 
Montgomery 



by JESSICA WALLIS 



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faSuCous Caugfis 



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SPRING PLAY 



"Pygmalion," by Bernard Shaw, better known in its speech for her, at the bet of Higgins' friend and partner, 
musical version, "My Fair Lady" is a light-hearted look Colonel Pickering. Higgins wins his bet, but has little 




at some very im- 
portant social is- 
sues. The title is 
taken from the 
Greek myth about 
"Pygmalion," a 
sculptor that at- 
tempts to sculpt the 

perfect woman. The sculpture's name is 
Galatea. 

The story is about a cockney flower 
girl named Eliza Doolittle. The 
professor of phonetics, Henry Hig- 
gins, attempts to create a new 
woman out of Eliza by creating a new 




regard for his creation. 
Eliza has become a fine 
lady, but because of her 
new social standing, has 
lost her independence. 
The only thing that she 
can do to support herself 
is marry her foolish, 
young suitor, Freddy Eynsford-Hill. 

Much has changed since it was first writ- 
ten, but "Pygmalion" has proved to be 
timeless. It still teaches important les- 
sons about the social class system, a 
woman's independence, and the beauty 
of language. 



Spring Play 
29 



b y 



JEANNE 



FAUCHEUX 



'Time off from scfiooi is 
something we always 
toothed forward to. 



J5r«a]^ ^*/a<f 




Breaks come to Covenant students like oases in 
the desert of academia. They mark time like mile- 
stones on an arduous journey. They lie like placid 
valleys between peaks of rugged wilderness toil. 
Our breaks which arrive in the fall and spring, for 
Thanksgiving and Christmas and ultimately for the 
summer, are quiet is- 
lands in an ocean of 
activity and scholas- 
tic pursuit. 

The majority of 
hardworking Cov- 
enant students see 
these times as 
chances to rest and 
relax. Going home, we get to do all the laundry 
that had piled up in our closet over the semester. 
Or perhaps the aroma of Mom's cooking draws 
us homeward. Old friends and memories 
await the homesick or out-of-touch. And of 
course, there is all that time to sleep 
sleep, sleep. 

For many of us, jobs await and 
breaks end up being more stress 
than school had been. Plans for 
fun and relaxation often yield to 
financial pressures. For others of 
us, who tend to vegetate at every 
given opportunity, breaks become black 
holes of inactivity - where the lazy grow la 



"Disney 

World was a 

blast!" 

Women's 

Basketball 

Team 



.S tudent Life 



zier. Many of us seek to enjoy our liberties, revel- 
ling in the fact that we are not bound to the much 
debated "standards of conduct" during our time 
away. 

In this episode of endless possibility many Scots 
create some of our most lasting memories. Sponta- 
neous roadtrips 
lead us to thrilling 
destinations such 
as snowy moun- 
tain peaks, tropi- 
cal beaches, and 
mysterious cities. 
Friends bond and 
understanding ex- 
pands, as God is sought outside the context of the 
Covenant campus. We have hitchhiked, 
mountainbiked, snowboarded, windsurfed, and 
even danced and sung our ways across the 
country and the globe. Break on Impact and 
Choir tour lead many to experiences of 
leadership and service. For a select few, 
the time away from school gives 
them the chance to really get 
crazy and get married. Weddings 
abound. 

All in all, though academic life at 

Covenant College is an adventure in 

itself, few can resist the siren-song of the 

break. One professor called it, "the pause 

that refreshes." In other words, "party time!" 



M) 



Tasting the fruits of ther labor, 

Rinnie Meiners and Kimberly 
Moore relax after a day of straw- 
berry picking in. ..Annapolis. 
Students often try to keep in 
touch and spend time together 
over the summer months. Photo by 
Linda Moore 



"M4-C- See ya real soon!" 

Tonielle Adams, Pam Lucas and Mary 
Webb spend a magical day of their 
fall break at MGM Studios in Walt 
Disney World. Photo by 




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Andy takes 
cramming 



amidst 

exams and 
packing 
for 
breaks. 

Photo by Can- 
non Kirby 



Action Jackson, Joshua 
Caleb Green the First, 
Mark the wild man 
Jenkins, and Dave 
Yegeshi (sp?) on their 



Like these guys, 
lots of friends 
spend time on the 
water or at the beach 
instead of going 
home for breaks. 

Photo by Nancy Young 



Can you dig it? 

Maria Deutchmann, Risa San 
Kawa, and Heather Erickson 
on an archeological excur- 
sion in Jordan. Photo by Tammy 
Harman 



Breaks 



31 



Twisting the night away... Robin Ar- 
lington and John Ohanian show off the 
dancing skilla they learned from Mom 
and Dad. After the rain stopped the deck 
was a great place to get away from the 
crowded dance floor for some fun and 

fresh air. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Taking time out for a cup of coffee and a 
little romance, Albert Leavengood and Karen 
Richter relax and enjoy the view. Cruising 
down the river on a beautiful, starry night 
gave attenders the chance to see some of 
the downtown sites from a different perspec- 
tive. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 






Missing: eight spring banquet dates. If you Out of control Dancing, dancing, 

have any info, on these missing persons con- Jessica Lodge, dancing. ..and more 

tact 2nd Central immediately. Doyle Allen, Matt Tom Troxell, Mike dancin'. Jenna 

Kickasola, Daniel Baker, Vaden Cox, Pierson McDonald, and Stowe and Rhett 

Gemtsen, John Traver, Matt Lindley, and Matt Maria Deutsch- Bentson are all 

Kimbrell take time out for a picture with the mann seem to be smiles tonight. With 

guys before disembarking from the Southern entangled in the a live band and the 

Belle riverboat after an evening of dinner and excitement of the lights low, dancing 

dancing. Photo by Jennifer Shaw night. Photo by Jen- Was the highlight Of 

nifer Shaw the evening. Photo by 
Jennifer Shaw 



Q todent Life 



M 



by JENNA STOWE AND RHETT BENTSON 



"Jood, fun, Music, and w fiat 
more can zvc askjor?" 



T© If ritfg #atf<ju*t lTcftfe Tbetf 

SPRING BANQUET 






Will you go to banquet? asked he. 
He must want to date! thought she. 
It's on a riverboat, said he. 
I'd be delighted, said she. 
It's on April 5th at six, said he. 
A dress by then? thought she. 

Drizzling rain, saw he. 

I just curled my hair! thought she. 

Umbrella in hand, walked he. 

Ready for pictures, 

met she. 

So this is the South- 
ern Belle, said he. 
Everyone looks so 
nice, said she. 
I hate waiting in line, 
moaned he. 
Everyone will see 
us! thought she. 
Let's cut to the front, said he. 
Last shall be first, said she. 

Nowhere to sit, said he. 
This table's free, said she. 
Rather go upstairs? asked he. 
The band's down here, said she. 



I think we're moving, said he. 
Nothing like the Tennessee River, 
sighed she. 

The food's served buffet style, said he 
Looks like chicken and rice, said she. 



Maybe our table's first, said he. 
There's plenty for all, said she. 

Familiar songs, said he. 

That lady can sing, said she. 

Can't wait to dance, said he. 

But we didn't have lessons! thought she. 

Let's see the deck, said he. 
Won't it be wet? asked she. 





Others are out there, 
said he. 

Chattanooga by night, 
said she. 

Dancing has started, 
said he. 

Shoes are comin' off! 
thought she. 
Very little elbow 
room, said he. 

Enough to make a circle, said she. 
Good song for a slow dance, said he. 
Quite a few couples, said she. 
Not anymore, said he. 

Time to electric slide, said she. 

Let's cool off outside, said he. 
The stars are showing through, said 
she. 
Are we back so soon? asked he. 
The time flew by, said she. 
It was a wonderful night, said he. 
Never one like it before, said she. 

SpringBanquet 
* 33 



by JANNEKE COUNTS 



The Class of 1997 with degree in 
hand is ready to face the zvortd 



HiC {srrafid Firtale 



GRADUATION 



The SIP has reached the final stages of completion 
and the SIP oral, though nerve racking has been success- 
fully accomplished. Those hand-cramping exams have 
been endured for the final time. The social life booms at 
the realization that this might be the last sets in. Boxes 
occupy every bit of floor 
space in the dorm room 
that has been stripped of 
all personal touches. Both 
tears and laughter alter- 
nately burst forth during 
these final days. Anxiety 
and excitement compete 

daily for prominence in the emotional scheme of things. 
The slide show produced by members of the se 
nior class and shown during the senior banquet 
only serves to heighten the reality that the 
end is indeed near. Family and friends 
slowly roll up the mountain in order 
to participate in the forthcoming fes- 
tivities. The diplomas will soon be in 
hand. The challenge given by keynote 
speaker Ravi Zacharias will hopefully continue 

S tudent Life 

34 ♦ 



f**nj^»«f-*f«! 




to ring in the ears and hearts of those clothed in the tradi- 
tional black gown and tasseled cap even after they have 
left Memorial Auditorium. Indeed, a chapter of life closes 
as many seniors prepare to enter the next phase of life. 
Relocation and job requirements occupy the new agenda. 

"Am I ready for 
this?" occupies the 
mind. Yet, through 
the doubt, reassur- 
ance comes as the 
realization that an 
almighty and faith- 
ful Father holds the 
future in His hands firmly takes root. Years of a 
Christ-centered education have equipped many 
with the tools needed to transform society. 
With such knowledge in hand, a question 
of whether or not "I am ready" 
changes its focus. Instead, a ques- 
tion is posed to the world: world, 
are you ready for this graduating class? 
To be honest, you have no choice. They 
have arrived. 



Scots tradition. Tim Cummings opens Se- 
nior Banquet with the music of the bagpipes. 
Starting on the lawn and making the first 
entrance into the Great Hall, the pipes sound 
the call for the celebration to begin. Photo by 

Jennifer Shaw 



We're here to pump you up. Hans 
and Frans (Stephen Scott and Jesse 
Montgomery) welcome seniors and 
their families to the Senior Banquet. 
The Banquet is a time of reminiscing 
and showing appreciation to family, fac- 
ulty, a n d f e 1 1 W StU d e ntS . Photo by Jenni- 
fer Shaw 




Finally Alumni. The se- 
niors pick out their hand- 
thrown mugs. These mugs 
decorated with the Cov- 
enant thistle are given each 
year after Marshall Rowe 
inducts the graduating 
class into the Alumni Asso- 
ciation. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



One last concert. Kate 
Luedde and Jeremy Hutson 
perform for their class- 
mates and families for the 
last time at Covenant. Also 
gracing the stage, Katie 
Hohenberger and Daniel 
McKinney shared memo- 
ries and meaning from their 
four years at Covenant. 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

Graduation 

35 



Student Life 



Kevin McQuillen "freaks" out during his special performance at thi 

Founder's Freak Night. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




The unmistakable tunes produced by the Joe Stevens Band draw a 
large crowd of students to the lobby of Mills Hall. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

Kate Luedde and Katie Hohenberger seem to have found a new friend 

at the KudZU festival. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

A mystery date brings out the best in Andy Perkins, Greg Thompson, 
Megan Mcllhenny, and Shauna deBoer. Photo by Kristen Sandhoff 




53 




The intense discussion usually found in the classroom retreats to the 
outdoors as Clay Tolson, Holly Brady, Julie Stair, Taylor Flannagan, Lisa 

Hood, and Ashley Brown philosophize. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

Sarai Ussery-Perez follows mom's instructions by checking pockets for 
non-washables before throwing clothes in the washing machine. Photo by 

Jennifer Shaw 




Future Ghetto guy? Kurt Halvorson and Stephen Hitchcock have started 

recruiting this little one early. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Student Life Candids 
37 



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SECTION COMPILED BY KIMBERLY MOORE 
POEM BY ROOM 2335 



It sits on Lookout 

Mountain, 

A castle in the fog. 

The view can be real pretty 

But beware the campus dog 
Carter was an old hotel 

We turned into a dorm. 

The heaters really bong a lot 

To try and keep us warm. 
The other dorm is Founders; 

Rayburn, Belz and Schmidt. 

They have to share the bathrooms 

But they don't mind a bit. 
We eat our meals together 

And talk in the Great Hall. 

ARA can't cook like Mom 

But it's not bad at all. 
Each hall is a community; 

A home away from home. 

Roommates, classmates, teammates 

too 

A gang with which to roam. 
Blackwatch wears their skirts a lot. 

Highlands studies right. 

Rivendell's a Royal bunch, 

And Balcony's a sight. 
Ghetto is a soccer hall. 

Gallery loves Herman. 

Jungle girls are really wild, 




And Catacombs 
keeps vermin. 
Second Belz makes chlo- 
rine bombs 

And Fifth North's in the pool. 
Penthouse is the wrestling 
champ, 

And First Belz rules the school. 
Old MacDonald had a farm. 
Second South it is named. 
For all the pranks that Hinman pulls 
Second Central's blamed. 
Fifth South's international. 
Fourth South loves the arts. 
Third South's an eclectic bunch 
And Fourth North often... 

gets engaged. 
Third Central's a rather trendy group. 
The Apartments, full of "guys". 
Off campus kids save lots of dough 
And Fourth Central's on the rise. 
Third North went to Nationals 
And also Krispy Kreme. 
They won first prize at picture night 
With a summer lovin' dream. 
Each hall with personality, 
Two buildings for our tenement, 
One college with this goal in mind: 
In all things Christ pre-eminent. 



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Back row (I to r): Amanda Floyd, Rebecca Bomer, 
Sarah Talanco, Elizabeth Hastie, Erin Harris, 
Katie Swierzb, Franceses Kellogg, Damaris 
Wessel, Jennifer DeHaan, Rachel Bode, Dorothy 
Fisher, Lydia Thompson, Paige Nelson, Carissa 
Maliepaard, Rachel Whitehead 
Front row (I to r): Jessica Reph, Kristy Farr, 
Michelle Seda, Colby Mason, Valerie 
Howard, Tiffany Robeson, Sarah Baker, Miriam 
Mwaria, Lisa Faries, Vanessa Baloche 

Not Pictured: Naomi Turner, Kerry Cavmess 




(To the tune of the "Brady Bunch Theme Song") 

Here's a story of a hall named 5th North 
That was housing 27 lovely girls. 
They were all bosom buddies 
Like the ones before. 
They had a cute pet squirrel. 
Then one day Paul saw them in the woods 
Where they wanted to live in a Big House. 
And their group has now formed a family. 
And that's the way we all became the Fifth North Bunch 
With monkey bread — are you saying we're fat? 
We are the groovy Fifth North Bunch. 
By Colby Mason 



"A walk in the clouds" in Cloudland 
Canyon. Paige Nelson, Miriam Mwaria, 
and Lisa Faries enhance the beauty of the 
area with their own fair countenances. 
Cloudland Canyon was the choice spot for 
many refreshing getaways. 




The secret is out! 

Colby Mason is the best 
RA on 5th North, or 
such is the opinion of 
Erin Harris, Tiffany 
Robeson, Vanessa 
Baloche, Lydia Thomp- 
son, and Amanda Floyd. 
This truth can be seen 
by the smiles on their 
faces. 




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Too Hot to trot! A long day of hiking has worn out Valerie Ho- 
ward, Jessica Reph, and Rebecca Bomer. They took advantage 
of the many hiking trails and cool spots at Cloudland Canyon. 



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Bouulers with attitude. Ryan Mcllhenny, Justin Corder, and 
Jeff Prager undertake the nearly impossible feat of bowling in 
somewhat well-fitting attire. The bowling alley remained a sought 
after place of congregation for those desiring a night of laughter 
and athleticism. 



Guys in Action. The guys 
of Second Belz call forth 
all their creative and 

acting abilities in order to 
produce a winning skit 
during Founder's Skit 
Night. The traditional 
night of creative interpre- 
tations encouraged bond- 
ing on the individual halls 
and within the entire 
dorm. 



Say What?!? The faces of Travis 
Poortinga, Crosby Smith, Amber Temple, 
and Colby Mason illustrate the effects of 
coffee house on the soul. The coffee houses 
drew a wide variety of musicians to various 
locations on Covenant's campus. 

Psalm 19:7-1 1&14 
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. 
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, 

making wise the simple. 
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving light to the eyes. 
The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. 
The ordinances of the Lord are sure 

and altogether righteous. 
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; 

they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. 
By them is your servant warned; in keeping them 

there is great reward. 
May the words of my mouth and the meditation 

of my heart be pleasing in your sight, 
O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. 




Back row (I to r): Eric Tuininga, Ken Langley 
Middle row (I to r): Jesse Haga, Jon Larson, |\ 
Cobb, Rob Righter, Josh Bray, Tom Andn 
Hunter Blackburn, Travis Poortinga 
Front row (I to r): Matthew Bryant, F 
Mcllhenny, Jonathan Davis, Justin Corder, Cn 
Smith, Dan Herron, Joseph Robins, Jay Jac 

Not Pictured: Jeff Prager, Bill McCamp 
Jeremy Davis 



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Back row (I to r): Pam Lucas, Jerah Seelinger, 
Karen Herder, Noel Bentson, Melissa Rine, 
Gigi Husk, Erin Petrella, Dawn Swinney, Raven 
Crown, Lisa Weir, Natalie Sherouse 
Center row (I to r): Mr. Smelly Opossum 
Front row (I to r): Jennifer McClain, Jennifer 
Brown, Betsy Anderson, Katie Voigt 

Not pictured: Chrystal Adams, Leah Kring, 
Karen Bennett, Katie May, Linda Riley, Anne 
Khoury, Sarah Khokhar, Amy Metcalf, Gulia 
Narlieva 




All Hail the Sun God RA (Vencrown). 

We the inhabitants of 5th South, in this scholarly year of 1996- 

1997, do hereby proclaim the following: 

WHEREAS our Sun-god RA (vencrown) has entertained us with 
wine, women, and song (or was that just chick-flicks and junk- 
food?) at her humble abode for hall retreats. WHEREAS we have 
started our own little zoo-in-the-clouds comprising of a Raven, a 
python named Henri, a stolen Mr. Smelly Opossum, a bleating herd 
of sheep in room 563, and a Herder next door to keep them in line. 
WHEREAS we are proud to be the official holders of that coveted 
title: "Girl Hall That Plays Their Music the Absolute Loudest at 2 
am." WHEREAS we love cookies shaped like the letters of our 
names. WHEREAS we also love stealing heaps of polka-dotted 
[censoredjs to use as props in our hall skits. WHEREAS we only 
rebel against our mighty Sun-god when she tricks us into cookouts 
at the cabin (What did we end up cooking anyway?, and Why did 
we have to flee into the cabin? Did we ever find all our posses- 
sions on that well-lit street? ). WHEREAS we wish to make bed 
sheets our only wardrobe. Clothes are highly overrated. HENCE: 
We must conclude that this has been a most profitable and enjoy- 
able experience and would do it again, given the chance... 
By Jerah Seelinger 



A return to the primitive. Anne 
Khoury, Lisa Weir, Gigi Husk, 
Jennifer Brown, and Pam Lucas 
attempt to cook dinner over a 
flaming fire. RAs developed a sense 
of community through numerous, 
varied hall activities. 

Who is that guy?!? Gigi Husk, 
Karen Herder, Jennifer McClain, 
Melissa Rine, and Betsy Anderson 
prepare to go out for Halloween 
trick or treating with their "date" 
Jennifer Brown. Many Covenant 
students en|oyed "dressing up" and 
being kids again in the Fairyland 
community. 



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Just a little closer... Former Fifth South inhabitant Lisa Weir 
brings some unidentifiable object just a bit closer. The option to 
change rooms at the end of each semester enabled some to 
engage in the "traitorous" act of moving to another hall. 





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"Share and share alike..." The men of Catacombs put on 
a fashion show of the latest styles one can acquire from 
the Fifth South closets. Obviously, Fifth South really knows 
how to take care of their "sister" hall. 



Unity in spontaneity, I think. That's what fellas on Catacombs are all about. A 
lesson that is learned in worshipping God through the fluidity of our relationships 
with other folks. There has been something special going on in that smelly, dank 
corridor in the bowels of Belz. A group of dynamic, creative personalities living 
together with dead and frozen animals, an open embrace of nakedness, and the 
sage Ty Willison. An absolute gem came out of his mouth recently — "You know, 
I was sitting on the toilet the other day thinking, when I'm 80 years old I'll still be 
doing the same thing, sitting on the toilet." And he is so right. The disciplines and 
pastimes that we cultivate now will always be with us. The peripherals will change 
as life goes on, but the song remains the same. 

There is nothing that has happened this year that we can claim as our own. How 
could anyone ever take credit for the warm fuzzies and the fun, the smiles and the 
laughter? The times when life has been the kindest to us have been 
those when our hearts are open and hospitable to the gifts that God 
wants to pour out on us. And that, I suppose, is the true origin of the 
common ground we have all been able to enjoy. It's a willingness 
to step out and attempt to appreciate whatever situation we find 
ourselves in. It is a desire to let other folks be the way that God has 
made them. It's that old college try at getting in touch with the 
more feminine aspects of ourselves. 

I know that perhaps some students at Covenant College are a bit 
suspicious of the happenings down in the Catacombs, and as RA all 
I can say is that it's really quite an enjoyable time. I had my appre- 
hensions, and I read the book of Job in preparation for the coming 
trials. But the men whom I have been privileged to live with this 
year have taught me so much about love, about bearing with our 
brother's burdens — they have shown me the face of God in so many 
ways. I am grateful to have been taken care of by such a beautiful 
group of guys, and I am excited to have seen the way their presence 
has made this school a better place. 1 John 4: 12 
By Marty Marquis 



"You wanna be where everyone knows your name..." Catacomb's 
men find their proper place of acceptability, and a new friend at the nearby 
Aamaco Favorite Market. The Favorite Market is a popular "snack and 
go" for many students. 




Back row (I to r): Joseph Nichols, Steve 
Rowe, Lang Martin, Brent Jackson, Darren 
Hawk, Gordy Martin, Justin Miller, Marty 
Marquis, Andy Millette 
Front row (I to r): Paul Ferris, Evan Moore, 
Dave Yaegashi, Matt Monahan, Andrew 
Hansinger, Ty Willison, Josh Green, Joel 
Knutson, Chip Millette, Bob DeMarco, Keith 
Case 

Not Pictured: Joel Sell, Pavel Chiva, Jack 
Story, John Sweet 



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Front row [I to r): Gina Hasselbring, Reidun 
Paulsen, Julie Harris, Tricia Tucker, Nancy 
Young, Knsty Clark 

Back row (I to r): Nicole Jenkins, Catherine 
Middendorf, Walker White, Polly Johnson, 
Stacy Ogburn, Valerie Hultink, Sarah Vonhof, 
Lisa Sperow 

Not pictured: Beth Gassaway, Jennifer 
Morrison 




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Fourth North. It is such a privilege to know the women living on this 
hall. The body of Christ is made up of separate members all unique but who 
work together. I have learned so much from the fifteen women on my hall 
this year. I thought that I would briefly tell you what each has taught me. 
Catherine, you have taught me how to be vulnerable and humble before 
God, you are such a neat friend. Beth, just listening to you has taught me so 
much about forgiveness. Reidun, your joy in the Lord is so evident in your 
life. Tricia, after living with you for three years, I am honored and blessed 
by your faithful friendship and encouragement. Walker, just having you 
walk into our room is encouraging, you have such a gift of making people 
feel special. Nancy, your innovation and creativeness are definitely talents 
from the Lord which He is going to use continually in your life. Sarah, you 
are so genuine and kind, I hope to have just a little of what you show me 
some day. Stacy, your patience and determination keep me constantly seek- 
ing God in these ways. Kristy, your honesty and upfrontness is so refresh- 
ing and renewing. Valerie, without your helpful spirit and loving character, 
I would not have learned as much as I have. Nicole, you have a compassion 
and concern for others that I marvel at. Polly, your constant focus on seek- 
ing the Lord has kept me so accountable daily, I love our friendship. Jenni- 
fer, you are just like a ray of sunshine in my life, I have never heard you 
complain, but rather I have seen you continually uplift those around you. 
Lisa, I have needed your wise, God-given words in my life continually 
throughout this year. Gina, I just simply cannot express to you how much 
love you. you have been my personal cheerleader, counselor, best friend, 
encourager, sympathizer, and I could go on for four years now. Thank you 
so much. I am so richly blessed by the friends that God has given me on 
Fourth North. It is a privilege that I have not deserved. -Julie Harris 



"In December, I got the 
month of May," The 

warm smiles of Fourth 
North girls, Walker 
White and Nicole 
Jenkins, could light up 
any room. 



"Rub-a-dub-dub." Sarah 
Vonhof and Nancy Young 
try to find respite from 
daily pressures in a nice 
bath. Water not in- 
cluded. When you need 
to talk, any old place will 
do. 



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Two with a uiew. Lisa Sperow and Reidun Paulsen of Fourth 
North find encouraging one another just as enjoyable as the 
beautiful view seen from the front overlook. The overlook was 
often the choice spot for many students looking for a quiet place 
to talk or enjoy the mountain around them. 



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It's all clear from up here. Andrew Kinzler takes a moment from his busy 
schedule to sit back, relax, and appreciate life as a First Belz man. Although 
students enjoyed residence life, it was good to have a moment of quiet. 

"Do ya hear me son?" First Belz parodies an incoming freshman's first 
experiences at Covenant during Founder's Skit Night. All Founders' halls 
participated in Skit Night by performing short humorous skits in hopes of 
winning the ever-coveted first place. 



Belz was not the most elegant 
abode when I first arrived. The floors 
were spotted with stains like a Dal- 
matian. The door-less closets af- 
forded a wonderful view of our ward- 
robe and toiletries. The walls were 
padded with carpet like an isolation 
room, and the heating and cooling 
units never worked when we needed 
them. The mold and mildew was so 
bad that my mom thought my aller- 
gies would kill me by the end of the 
semester. Even so, I stuck it out. 

Four years later those things still haven't changed (though the 
new windows, desks, hall refrigerators and counters are greatly ap- 
preciated), yet I'm glad I stayed on First Belz. That's because it's 
not the rooms or the location that make the hall. It's not even Stu- 
dent Development, the RA or the sanctioned hall activities. It's the 
individuals and the relationships they build together, through Christ, 
that define the hall. That's not to say nice facilities are not impor- 
tant. I'm certainly envious of the newer halls in Founders. How- 
ever, it is the relationships that we will take with us into our years 
after graduation, not leaky urinals or gaping holes in the wall. 

The most valuable friendships in my life have been made with 
the guys on First Belz, past and present. This year's group of guys 
has been no less extraordinary. We had soccer players, track stars, 
hogballs, computer programmers, aspiring doctors and composers, 
gobs of freshmen, tunnel hunters, a fantasy novelist and comic 
writer, tree-huggers, and an army guy. Still through our diversity 
we remain unified through Christ, forming friendships that will last 
through eternity. 
By Adam Bray 

Change can be a good thing. Josh Good and Jeremy 
Jones unpack and ready themselves to experience life in 
Founders as they join the First Belz hall. A new semester 
gave students the opportunity to try out a new dorm. 




Bottom row (I to r): Nathan Sukhia, Nathan 
Knutson, Warren Trice, Albert Leavengood, 
Kirk Winters, Brian Delmar, Tim A. Larson 
2nd row (I to r): Matt Kuiper, Jesse Elliot, 
Greg Anderson, Ben Claasen, Matt Orwig, 
Andrew Kinzler, Josh Good, Dave Orr 
3rd row [I to r): Tim Black, Kris Bentson 
Top row [I to r): Rhett Bentson, Gabe Johnson, 
Chris Moore, Adam Bray, Marcus Mininger, 
Jeremy Jones, Greg Wilhelm 



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Front: Dianna Pohl 

2nd row (I to r): Christie Hull, Olivia Pugh, 
Kim Elmer, Hiroko Iguchi, Ashley Wykoff, Jill 
Mullins, Joanna Hastings, Esther Potoshnick, 
Summer Ray, Kim Collins, Debbie Marshall 
3rd row (I to r): Heather Erickson, Karren 
Khoury, Liz O'Leary, Jennifer Ba|uelo, Jenny 
Johnson, Sarah Lown, Jenn Collins, Angie 
Vasta, Teresa White, Rachel DeVries, Lelia 
Kendnck-Holmes 




There once was a hall in the center of Fourth 
A group of smiling girls between south and north. 
Many had exceptional musical ability 
And some made the Kilter hotline a reality. 
They always knew how a party to make 
Just add twenty-three girls and plenty of cake. 
For their brother hall some cookies they made 
And in return found roses their raid. 
You could often see them laughing at dinner 
Avoiding desserts but getting no thinner. 
They loved to dance (though NEVER with boys) 
And sing and hug and make lots of noise. 
They loved their Lord and each other too 
And tried to show that love to all they knew. 
So about these girls here ends this riddle 
And now you know the story of Fourth in the middle. 
By Angie (Tiger) Vasta 



A lesson in geometry. With time to spare and muscles to 
exhibit Jenny Johnson, Sarah Lown, Teresa White, Jenn 
Collins, Dianna Pohl, and Jennifer Bajuelo put knowledge to 
use and bend in the most basic of degrees. Acting upon 
knowledge learned in the classroom and in life experiences 
remained an intregral aspect of the Covenant curriculum. 



Were they naughty or nice 
this year? The girls of Fourth 
Central, Jill Mullins, Olivia 
Pugh, Joanna Hastings, 
Rachel DeVries, Karren 
Khoury, Jenny Johnson, 
Sarah Lown, and Teresa 
White carry on their "friendly" 
rivalry with Second Central 
through the Christmas 
season. This peanut butter 
prank was one of the many 
creative retaliation methods 
seen this year. 



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You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Ashley 
Wykoff, Summer Ray, and Dianna Pohl prepare to jump back to the 
during Carter Picture Night. Sponsored by Carter Council, the evening of 
skits, dramatic interpretations, and musical renditions provided a study 
break. 




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"I Felt the Earth Move, Under My Feet." Kirk Shore gives a gyroscope a "whirl" as Penthouse 
makes a hall outing to Bubbafest. It was a weekend of Bar-B-Que Pork, Country Music, and 
Macho Male stunts (aka Pig Wrestling]. 

You might be a redneck if... you attend the Bubbafest with the guys from Penthouse. The 
majority of the Penthouse guys- Daryl Fagan, Jonathan Maffet, Mallory Dean, Rich Hess, Jake 
Walls, Ray Hellings, Kent Shore, Travis Horton, Jeff Dennison, Joey Logterman, Danny Gerhardt, 

yiMMLj,,.. 1 Dan Hudson, Kirk 

| Shore, and Seth Toner- 
travel to Sugar Tit, 
South Carolina, near 
Greenville for the 
Bubbafest. It was ru- 
mored that some of the 
guys even got cross- 
cultural credit for their 
participation. 



"Where's the beef?" Shawn McKnight and 
Daryl Fagan accept the Randy's challenge 
to eat a 24 oz. burger. Randy's, located in 
Trenton, reopened this year under new 
management. 



This year Penthouse has been a little bit older and a 
little bit wiser. The returning students have outnum- 
bered the new students 15 to 9. The hall is still known 
to be loud after 1 2:00 and like a ghost town in the morn- 
ings. The hall also seems deserted when the basketball 
team has an away trip. There is still a strong corporate 
interest in anything having to do with sports, especially 
basketball. Occasionally other halls seem to have the 
smell of fish after we leave. 

This has been a year of changes for the hall. Com- 
mand and Conquer has been a major occupant of the 
time of many. Many have discovered the joys of dat- 
ing life. Others found out just how great it is to take a 
shower without a shower head. Above all, we enjoy 
growing closer to God and to each other. 

By Ray Hellings 




Front row (I to r): Chris Wright, Josh Keck, 

Jonathan Hesselink, Mallory Dean, Kirk 

Shore, Joey Logterman, Tim Johnson 

2nd row [I to r): Jake Walls, Sam 

Spiritosanto, Rich Hess, Danny Gerhardt, 

Scott Parrish, Daryl Fagan 

3rd row [I to r): Kent Shore, Shawn 

McKnight, Travis Horton, Dan Hudson, Jeff 

Dennison, Mark Wallace 

Back row (I to r): Tari Walker, Jonathan 

Maffett, Ray Hellings, Seth Toner 

Not Pictured: Rob Wackes 



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Top row (I to r): Anna Lins, Janneke Counts, 

Lisa Gurney, Shanna Barrett, Kara Griffith, 

Marlain Liggett 

Middle row (I to r): Alissa Bragdon, Megan 

Vanderhart, Jeannette DiBemardo, Michelle 

Murray, Jessica Rollo, Penny Phillips, Jessica 

Wallis, Tabitha Ellis 

Bottom row (I to r): Amy Campbell, Amy 

Hudson, Sarah Viss, Molly Bruegger, Sarah 

Barker, Grace White, Susan White 

Not Pictured: Jesica Swartz 




Once upon a time there were twenty-two beautiful prin- 
cesses who lived in an old castle on top of a hill. The evil 
magician forced these princesses to take a vow that they would 
not kiss or dance with any of the princes of the land. But 
every night at the stroke of twelve, the eldest princess would 
blow her recorder summoning the girls to dance under the 
moonlight. The magician found out about this great rebel- 
lion and sent a plague of frogs and dead fish to the southern 
wing of the castle. The only way that the curse could be 
reversed was for one of the princesses to venture into the 
valley below and dip her slipper into the magical fountain 
and then gather twenty cigarette butts. After this feat was 
accomplished, the frogs turned into handsome princes who 
carried the princesses off to the Land of Unstructured Dance 
where they lived happily ever after. The End. 

By Alissa Bragdon 



It's country-line dance time. In appropriate attire, the girls of Fourth South- 
Amy Hudson, Jeanette DiBemardo, Tabitha Ellis, Grace White, Susan White, 
Janneke Counts, and Sarah Viss- begin their journey to the Great Hall in order 
to perform the "Tush Push" for Carter Picture Night. Each hall participated as 
a group before a panel of judges who looked for creativity and originality in the 
various acts. 



IMo hablo Ingles? Fourth 
South inhabitant's Lisa Gurney, 
Susan White, Sarah Barker, 
Amy Hudson, Sarah Viss, 
Anna Lins, Amy Campbell, 
Tabitha Ellis, Molly Bruegger, 
Janneke Counts, and Shanna 
Barrett enjoy a summer day 
at the famed Cloudland 
Canyon. Not too far from 
campus, Cloudland Canyon 
provided a place for students 
to enjoy both day trips and 
weekend retreats in beautiful 
natural surroundings. 



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Space cowgirl meets down-home country gals. Before meeting their 
dates, Tabitha Ellis, Anna Lins, Shanna Barrett, Jesica Swartz and Sarah 
Barker give last minute advice and instruction. The Sadie Hawkins type 
dance inevitably caused a mad scramble for the appropriate attire as both 
closets and thrift stores are raided. 




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Between a rock and a hardplace. Travis Knight demonstrates 
his climbing techniques to hall members Robert Uthlaut and 
Kurt Laudenslager at Cloudland Canyon. Because of Covenant's 
mountain location, abundant rock climbing opportunities were 
available to Covenant students. 




And what have we here? 

Those Blackwatch guys Mat 
Witherow, Bob Wiegers, 
Winship Varner, Travis Knight, 
and John Ohanian continue to 
amaze the Covenant community 
with their creative flare and 
flamboyant pinache. Always 
seeking to establish new hall 
traditions, the men of 
Blackwatch remained faithful to 
the age old beverage known as 
Blackwatch Brew. 




Another theraputic weekend at the 
Chattanooga Miracle Mud Spa! Robert 
Uthlaut, MikeVendsel, Jonathan Crabb, Bill 
Anderson, Stephen Scott, and Travis Knight 
show how refreshing caving in Ft. 
Oglethorpe can be. Howards Waterfall 
Cave and Hurricane Cave were other 
nearby places to experience the joy of mud. 



"...pass the beer nuts" 

"They stumble that run fast" 

"You think you're so smart, but I've seen you 

naked." 

"JONATHAN CRABB ! ! !" 

"Brother's gotta hug!" 

"Eaaaasy Killer!" 

"LOVE!" 

"I bet Dave has a book in his hand." 

"Soooooooo HOT!" 

"How much can you bench press?" 

"JODY!" 

"We want our banner back!" 



Back row (I to r): David Robertson, Greg 

Thompson, David Yleah, Winship Varner, 

President Frank Brock, MikeVendsel, Damon 

Crumley, Danny Patterson, Brian McKeon, 

John Weaver 

Middle row (I to r): Todd Crusey, Robert 

Uthlaut, Ryan Gibson, Andy Perkins, Tim Van 

Arsdale, Kurt Laudenslager, Cedric Thomas, 

Bill Anderson 

Front row [I to r): Stephen Scott, Jonathan 

Crabb, Mat Witherow, Travis Knight, Bob 

Wiegers, John Ohanian 

Not Pictured: Tim Gregson, James 

Richardson, Andrey Yakovlev, David Graham, 

Jonathan Brindley 



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Front row (I to r): Mandy Brown, Anne 

Lichlyter, Elizabeth Robeson, Laranda 

Mullinax, Jessica LaRose, Crystal Anderson, 

Angie Case, 

Middle row [I to r): Heather McCauley, Chanty 

Anderson, Heather Hammond, Corrie Rantal, 

Destiny Rahrer, Jodi Kneg 

Back row (I to r): Shannon Carraher, Kimberly 

Moore, Rinnie Meiners, Carey Kisling, Carolyn 

Hodgson, Alice Belz, Esther Herron, Laura 

Mehne 

Not pictured: Angela Ficca, Amber Temple, 
Angela Kneg 

In the Fall of 1996, the quiet, empty rooms of 3rd 
North were filled once again by a group of 23 won- 
derfully gifted, and extremely fun girls. Diversity, 
hilarious, athletic, outgoing, independent, involved, 
uninhibited, cadenced, caring. 

"Summer Lov'in," Christmas party at the Brock's, 
Day of Prayer at Cloudland Canyon, Dinner with 
Dr. Graham. 

You can stand in the middle of the hall and hear Enya, Michael Jackson, Alan Jackson, 
and Grease - usually at the same time. Walk into their rooms and find musicians, MK's, 
athletes, teachers, campers, and actresses. 

But dig into their lives and you will be changed. Third North is extremely diverse - the 
longer you stick around the more you see the melting pot of personalities and interests 
mold into a body of God's creativity and gifts. It is amazing! Sometimes you will find 
them together, but most of the time they are doing their own thing - and doing it well - 
complementing each others lives with their individual talents and personalities. 

"The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are 
many, they form one body. So it is with Christ... 

...If the foot should say 'Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,' it would 
not for that reason cease to be a part of the body. 

If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole 
body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the 
parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one 
part, where would the body be? As it is. there are many parts, but one body. The eye 
cannot say to the hand, 'I do not need you!'... 

...there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern 
for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every 
part rejoices with it." I Cor. 12:12,15,17-21,25-26 

By Mandy Brown 

Back to the basics. The girls of Third North- Mandy Brown, Laranda Mullinax, 
Laura Mehne, Destiny Rahrer, Chanty Anderson, Corrie Rantal, Heather 
Hammond, Shannon Carraher, Crystal Anderson, and Carolyn Hodgson -spend 
Day of Prayer within the natural confines of Cloudland Canyon. Covenant's 
commitment to the importance of prayer manifested itself in the setting aside 
of two days annually for the sole purpose of communing with God. 



Hot and Now! Even at 3am, 
smiles are seen on the faces 
of Alice Belz, Amber Temple, 
Laura Mehne, Shannon Dag- 
ger, Angela Ficca, Carolyn 
Hodgson, Jessica LaRose, 
Corrie Rantal, Heather Ham- 
mond, Anne Lichlyter, Mandy 
Brown, Rinnie Meiners, Esther 
Herron, Kimberly Moore, and 
Carey Kisling after eating 
Knspy Kreme doughnuts. 
Knspy Kreme, IHOR Waffle 
House, Stake and Shake, 
Denny's, and Wal-Mart were 
frequented often by Covenant 
students at odd hours. 




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That natural look. Junior Heather McCauley surrounds herself with the 
beauty of God's creation. The trails of Cloudland Canyon, once trod by 
Covenant students of the 70's and 80's, continue to see the feet of Covenant 
students today. 




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Give it a swift, hard kick. Charles Royal, Steve Lindemann, Brandon Justice, Theo Kim, and 
Matt Wright offer a rendition of the ever popular game known as hall soccer. The beautifully 
aimed shots that precisely ricocheted off the edge of the door knob and knocked the fire 
alarm brought whole dorms out of their peaceful slumber at all hours of the night. 

Skatin' Machines. With brightly shod feet, Jeremy Roerdink and John Perkins show that 
even the best need time to enjoy life at a slower pace. The traditional CAB sponsored Skate 
Nite occurred at Skatin' Jakes in Chattanooga. 



Alot of people ask me, "Rivendell, 
what's it all about?" 
They say things like, 

"Whenever I walk on the hall 
there is a familiarity, a casual inti- 
macy that you might expect to find 
among old friends." Or 

"So and so says it feels more like 

a fraternity than a hall." Or "If I 

ever want to meet girls I just go to 

Rivendell during open dorm 

hours." Or 

"The most beautiful woman I ever met told me that the rea- 
son she likes Rivendell best is because it is such a tight knit 
family of brothers that spur each other on to seek excellence in 
body, soul and mind." 

"Sure" I have to tell them, "That's right, but it offers such a 
limited view of the big picture." It's not easy to put your finger 
on what makes Rivendell, Rivendell. 

In some ways it's like trying to explain why you like one 
coffee house over another - is it really because the coffee is 
that much better or is it just ambiance? 

Rivendell is not so much a place as it is a state of being. 
So, what is it all about? Well, you'll just have to join us for 
a semester or two and find out for yourself. You'll probably 
find it's alot like slipping into your favorite old pair of blue 
jeans. 

By Charles Royal 



"I just want to go to sleep." Andy Montgomery and 
Charles Royal fight to keep their eyes open after a night 
of roughing it. Camping was one of the inexpensive ways 
Covenant students spent their free time. 




Top Row (I to r): Cannon Kirby, Andy 

Montgomery, John Perkins, Clay Tolson, 

Charles Royal, Parker McFarland, Jeremy 

Roerdink 

Middle Row (I to r]: Brandon Justice, Jason 

Wood, Steve Lindemann, Matt Wright, John 

Porter 

Bottom Row (I to r): Taylor Flannagan, Phil 

Long, Jed Royal, Rob Simmons 

Not Pictured: Theo Kim, Shannon Kiser 



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Carter Hall 



by Jonathan Entrekin 



This year the residents of Carter Hall 

have had to make some big adjust- 
ments. First, they had a new HI) in 
Jonathan Entrekin and his wife Suzi. 
Then they hail to deal with a huge 
freshman class that caused over- 
crowded halls and long lunch lines 
in Carter lobby. These challenges 
and others were overcome, though, 
by the residents of this historic land- 
mark. And just because we live in a 
69 year old building doesn't mean we 
don't get any new improvements. 
This year we saw a new mailroom 



with a commons area so students 
a luld study t< igether i ir just hang out 
and shai-e what experiences were 
going on in their lives. It is true that 
we don't have air conditioning, the 
water refuses to stay one temperature 
and we don't get the advantage of 
many social commons on the floors. 
But, the people who live here are 
committed to making Christ first in 
every aspect of their lives and are ex- 
cited about being a part of the com- 
munity of believers known as Carter 
Hall. 




Pig brains in milk! YUCK!... Not for Rinnie 
Meiners, who acquired extra points for 3rd 
North in this year's Tour De Carter 
competition. Rinnie has faithfully captured 
points for 3rd North eating live earthworms 
and a live goldfish for the past two Tour De 
Carters. 

Under the bridge. Sarah Zacharias and 
Susan Shepherd join Suzi and Jonathan 
Entrekin for a little music at the Kudzu 
Festival. The outdoor festival featured 
numerous local talents including Covenant 
students Marty Marquis and Summer Ray. 





Carter RAs Back row (I to r): Jenny Johnson, Colby Mason, Pierson Gemtsen, 
Aaron Tolson, Mike McDonald, Sarah Zacharias 

Front row (I to r): Alissa Bragdon, Lindsay Davis, Suzi Entrekin, Jonathan En- 
trekin, Mandy Brown, Julie Harris, Raven Crown 




Carter Council Back row (I to r): Angie Case, Julie Sherbon, Jason Hereema, 
Jason Tnmiew, Sarah Baker, Jill Mullins 

Front row (I to r): Amy Campbell, Noel Bentson, Courtney Ligon, Suzi Entrekin, 
Jonathan Entrekin, Nancy Young, Dave Fish 

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Houu cute! Long before Jonathan and Suzi played on the same soccer team in the 8th grade, they started their careers 
on opposing teams in their community. Eventually the two joined the same team and have assisted each other nicely ever 
since then. 





Jonathan and Suzi 



byjenna Stowe 




Who would have known that the current RD for 
Carter Hall and his wife have known each since age three 
in pre-school? Jonathan and Suzi Entrekin are only 11 
days apart and grew up together in Gulf Breeze, Florida. 
Jonathan remembers going to Suzi's kindergarten birth- 
day party and his balloon bursting on their stucco ceil- 
ing. He liked Suzi in the seventh grade and thought the 
boy she was going with was silly. In the eighth grade, 
they played on the same soccer team. Their senior year 
they had two morning classes together. Jonathan was 
dating someone, but the two doubled to Homecoming 
with different people. By the time Senior Prom rolled 
around, Jonathan had broken up with his girlfriend and 
heard that Suzi did not yet have a date. He asked her to 
prom in the middle of Business class. 

After graduation, Suzi left for Covenant while 
Jonathan stayed at a junior college for a year. When Suzi 
went home for spring break, she felt like they should 
break up. However, Jonathan said that God gave him 
the words to talk her out of it. After Jonathan came to 
Covenant, they continued to date although he wanted 
to get married before they graduated. However, Suzi 
had promised her mom that she would graduate be- 
fore marrying. Dating for such a long period of time 
was difficult for them. Their relationship grew more and 
more stagnant, as it was nearly impossible to grow any 
closer. 

After five and a half years of dating, the couple got 
married on July 8, 1995. Jonathan sacrificed, finding 



work anywhere the first year and a half of their mar- 
riage, as Suzi wanted to remain in Florida and continue 
her ministry with the youth in her church. They were a 
good team in this ministry, which foreshadowed their 
role now at Covenant. The transition was especially dif- 
ficult for Suzi, as her role changed from that of author- 
ity to that of a supportive wife to her husband. Jonathan 
stressed what a blessing Suzi has been to him and said 
that he could not do this job without her. Lord willing, 
they will remain at Covenant four more years. 

Everyday is different for the Entrekins, as they fol- 
low a flexible schedule. They get up around 8:30 and 
have various meetings with Barb Schreur and one-on- 
ones with RAs over lunch. They enjoy staff time in the 
evenings and have developed close relationships with 
the RAs. One of their main goals is to encourage more 
accountability, especially among the women of Cov- 
enant. They stressed the importance of holding others 
accountable and being willing to be held accountable. 
They also pointed out our responsibility as Christians 
to confront a brother or sister in love when needed. 

Jonathan and Suzi said everyone has made them feel 
incredibly welcome in their first year as Carter RD. They 
have appreciated such times as when the RAs have 
stocked their refrigerator and fed their fish when Suzi 
had some deaths in her family. They love it when stu- 
dents just drop by for a visit. During their time at Cov- 
enant, they hope to develop lasting relationships with 
the students of their alma mater. 



Squeaky Clean. The familiar bobbing for apples takes on a new twist 
as Heather Hammond searches for bars of soap with her teeth. The 
relay-type event affectionately dubbed "Tour de Carter" incorporated 
numerous challenges that take the athletes all over Carter Hall. 



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Founders Hall 



In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And 
in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. 
-Ephesians 2:21-22 



It's a creative thing. 

Freshman Warren Trice 
dares to get his hands 
soiled by wet clay during 
the Smorgasbo-rd of 
Love. Held in honor of 
Valentine's Day, many 
attended the first annual 
craft night. 



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It's simple, really, Terrie Petrella, Samella McCullough, and Karren Khoury 
intently observe Katie Ward's skill in the area of bead work during the Founders' 
sponsored Craft Night. Creativity abounded as beads, glitter, cookies, and 
paper received artistic treatment. 




Founders RAs Back row (left to right]: Kathleen Gulick, Kristen Sandhoff, 
Albert Leavengood, Stephen Scott, Marty Marquis, Ryan Mcllhenny 
Front row (left to right]: Charles Royal, Heidi Metrakoudes, Katie 
Hohenberger, Amanda Levi 




Founders Council Back row (left to right]: Jennifer Shaw, Laini Young, Megan 
Toms, Jeanne Faucheux, Adam Bray, Kathleen Gulick 
Front row (left to right): Seth Toner, John Perkins, Paul Ferris, Nathan 
Knutson, Bob Weigers 



A vertable Smorgasbord of Love. Artistic talent abounds as 
Kara Griffith, Greg Thompson, Bob Wiegers, and Kathleen Gulick, 
employ their fingers in creative endeavors. Sponsored by 
Founders Council, the affair attracted many lovers of food, craft, 
stupid cupid poetry, and fellowship. 

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Residence Life Traditions 



by Angie Case 



Many people think resident halls are just temporary living 
establishments. Contrary to this popular opinion, many activi- 
ties — and traditions — take place within the 21 halls at Cov- 
enant. Hall members bond by various activities, whether it's 
regularly visiting a favorite restaurant together, referring to a 
particular verse throughout 
the year and using it as their 
theme, or playing pranks. 
Some halls even have nick- 
names. 

This year, I do not think 
people can forget the seven 
day period when the eleva- 
tor was considered danger- 
ous. As it slowly ap- 
proached the second floor, 
innocent and helpless vic- 
tims wondered if they would 
be bombarded with buckets 
full of water once the doors 
opened on the second floor 
or better, if they were lucky 
enough to get kissed by a lip- 
stick clad Vaden Cox. 

Third Central seemed like the most "fun" hall as residents 
there enjoyed regular dance parties, staying out late, and hav- 
ing hall sleepover parties. With 20 freshmen plus 1 3 other girls, 




Loue is all around. Esther Potoshnick, Liz O'Leary, and Teresa White get kisses 
plastered on their faces by the guys of Second Central. Taking the elevator involved 
risk at times. 



Third Central was always rowdy. 

Halls have nicknames too, such as Catacombs, which deals 
with the persecution of the early Christians. According to 
Catacombs' RA, Marty Marquis describes his hall as being, 
"... rather musty down there, much like the original Catacombs, 

and of course there are 
__ | dead bodies in our 

freezer." Marquis goes on 
to explain how a tradition 
in Catacombs is an obses- 
sion with roadkill and 
cross-dressing. 

Bible verses were popu- 
lar throughout halls signi- 
fying their devotion and 
commitment to our Savior. 
Fourth Central's was to be, 
"Fools for Christ." Third 
Central's was Philippians 
2:3-7, "Do nothing out of 
selfish ambition..." 

All 21 halls are very di- 
verse and unique. The fun 
and unusual traditions that 
happen within Carter and Founders each year provide each 
resident with something always to remember. 



It might be a kilt, but 
it's still a skirt! 

Kilt: n. a short pleated 
skirt, especially of tartan, 
worn by men in the 
Scottish Highlands. The 
men of Blackwatch 
carried on the tradition 
of Covenant's Scottish 
roots. 




All dolled up for a night on the town! Shauna DeBoer, Sarah Paulk, Jamie 
White, and Jennifer Shaw display the latest in mystery date fashion. Creative 
means of revealing the "mystery" included having the guys fork over a piece of 
distinctive clothing that "marked their woman." 



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Shopping cart bumper carts. Clay Tolson and Jesse 
Montgomery are still learning to steer shopping carts at the 
local Winn-Dixie. The newly constructed Winn-Dixie at the foot 
of the mountain simply beckoned students to enter in order 
that munchies may accompany the recently rented movie from 
the nearby Movie Gallery. 





Life at its finest. Nathan Clark, Jeff 
Bennett, Nat Malkus, and Clay Douglass 
make beautiful music together in their off 
campus dwelling place. Some upper- 
classmen began searching for off-campus 
housing soon after Christmas Break in order 
to secure an apartment or house. 

You've all seen them. Anyone can pick them 
out of any Covenant crowd. The off campus stu- 
dents are unmistakably "off campus." In other 
words, they all possess certain traits which brand 
them, advertising their "other home." Off cam- 
pus students can be recognized by the number of 
books they carry with them since they cannot run up to their room between classes. 
They are the ones that bring brown bag lunches into the Great Hall, sleep in the 
lobby, check their mail once a week instead of three times a day, and know the 
professors well enough to call them "Hank," "Jerry," and "Ray." They frequently 
can be overheard saying phrases such as "What was chapel today?" "Who is that?" 
Must be a freshman." and "I've got this great new recipe for dinner tonight." They 
are the students that walk down your hall in Carter or Founders like they own it, yet 
you have never laid eyes on them before, and they certainly haven't made an ap- 
pearance at a hall meeting! They are the ones who are conspicuously absent for 
several days longer than anyone else when a big winter storm comes up: 

"But Dr.—, I couldn't get out of my driveway!" They are the people you think 
look vaguely familiar when you go to Winn-Dixie, but in contrast to your bag of 
chips and box of Pop Tarts, they have an entire cart full of real food. They are the 
ones who call and beg you to take them home since they are "simply too tired to 
walk home today." They can frequently be spotted piling on-campus students (and 
their laundry) into their cars at the end of the day. And every conversation with 
them ends with "You simply must come over sometime and see our little house." 
Off campus students live anywhere from trailer homes by Red's Garage, to up- 
stairs apartments in houses where they nanny, to St. Elmo, to log cabins behind 
professors' houses. For the six of us who live in the log cabin behind Krue Brock's 
house, life off campus has been tremendously enjoyable. In addition to being quite 
guilty of the things mentioned above, we have experienced many benefits. We 
have no open dorm hours and consequently often have lots of people over for din- 
ner. We can always dial out on our phone — never having to wait for one of 
Covenant's limited lines to open up. We have enjoyed eating whatever we want 
whenever we want, and in particular, we enjoyed cooking with each other. There 
are multiple rooms for people to sleep, eat, or study in. There are no banging 
radiator pipes or fire alarms. There are no screaming next 
door neighbors. We have much more privacy and more study 
time than we did on campus which was greatly appreciated 
when we worked on our SIPs. All in all, it's been great to 
come home from school, grab a cup of tea, and sit down on 
the couch in front of the fire with a good friend and our little 
cats. 

By Betsy Matthews 
Rustic elegance. Kathy Sherbon, Jessica Colvert, 
Naomi Raines, Heather Ferngren, Casey Prince, and 
Betsy Matthews pause on the steps of their humble 
abode. Close to campus, the cabin owned by Krue 
and Hollee Brock, enabled students to begin the 
transition from dorm life to life in the "real world." 

Lunch is served! With a humble flare, Casey Prince 
serves Kathy Sherbon the beginnings of a home-cooked 
meal. "The cabin," equipped with the capacity to house 
at least six inhabitants, promoted the growth of close 
friendships through shared cooking and eating times. 



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Chub Central 



Back row (I to r): Kristen Andrews, Sarah 
LaCerte, Christy Holloway, Rebecca Cameron, 
Kim Rollins, Sarah Armes, Jocelyn Davis, 
Maija Iverts, Dana Hopson, Sarah Sligh, Jes- 
sica Wilson, Beth Duke 
3rd row (I to r): Jana Werson, April 
Megginson, Jenny Kadtke, Julie Sherbon, 
2nd row (I to r): Joanna MacNair, Christy 
Brewer, Emily Beeman, Mandi Viverette, Liz 
Marr, Lindsay Davis, Robin Arnngton 
Front row (I to r): Stephanie Schneider, Rachel 
Powell, Ryan Steinbrecher, Kim Honaker, 
Laura Talley 

Not Pictured: Shelly Slater, Scharlie Frame, 
Jessica Doerfel, Cherish Vance, June Webb 




Third Central is the hall that never sleeps. They stay up late and like to 
have a good time. There are lots of different interests on the hall since 
there are 33 girls, 20 of which are freshmen. Central has a personality 
all its own, and it has changed a lot this semester with all the new girls 
on the hall. Favorite activities and hall events have been Cloudland 
Canyon (swimming anyone?), dance parties ("You don't get out much, 
do you."), initiating the freshmen (never do a hall raid before 2:00 a.m.), 
and just hanging out. Our intramural soccer team would have won if we 
had scored more points and won more games. Hanging out on the hall is 
where most of it all happens. Here are some of the famous Central 
quotes you might hear if you hang around long enough: 
"Oh, I see how it is, Mr. Penguin!" -Emily Beeman 
"That's what I'm screamin'!" -Rachel Powell 
"Whoa baby, kick it back." -Christy Brewer 
"Is it 12:00 yet?" -Robin Arlington 
"I gotta go check my e-mail." -Jessica Wilson 
"Did you know I'm Scottish?... Well I am. -Rebecca Cameron 
"I'm so tired.." -Beth Duke 
"Don't you dare!" -Mandi Viverette 
By Lindsay Davis 

We've lost that shower fresh feeling! The girls of Third 
Central submit "their" freshmen to a ritual known as freshmen 
initiation during the first weeks of school. Filled with many 
activities that laid the foundations for hall bonding, the first 
weeks of college saw both the cementing of old relationships 
and the formation of new ones. 



IMuthin but time! 

Scharlie Frame, Laura 
Talley, and Rachel 
Powell experience some 
spontaneous, laughter- 
filled time together on 
Third Central. The hall 
often provided a com- 
mon place for casual 
mass meetings that 
were full of stories, 
laughter, and jokes. 



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StayitV Alive! Laurel Usher, April Megginson, Jana Werson, 
Christy Holliday, and Jessica Wilson let all inhibitions go as they 
prepare for Freshmen Funk Night. The freshmen class council 
planned, prepared, and executed the wildly popular 70s night of 
dancing, Twister, and movies. 



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Fingertip control, backspin, follow through! Scott Noll and Jake Bye concentrate 
on their technique as they try to out do each other. Competition was a common 
characteristic of life on Ghetto since many of the Ghetto boys played varsity soccer. 

Ta square dance? The guys from Ghetto are living depictions of their interpretations 
of the term "Hee-Haw Hoe-Down." The CAB sponsored Kilter varies in theme every 
year, but never fails to bring out the creativity in those that attend. 




Mmmm.. .contract says what? Dressed to 
impress, the guys of Ghetto indulge in a bit of 
extracurricular activity on campus. The student 
interest in the issue of contract sparked a response 
in the form of both a chapel forum and a Fireside 
Chat. 



The Ghetto is not just a hall, but a group of brothers who exemplify 
what Covenant College strives to achieve in relating as a community 
and a family. It is not about a tradition of pranks, but about a tradition 
of unique unity and closeness. It is a tradition of brothers seeking to 
love the Lord with all their hearts and love each other as themselves. 
The Ghetto is a ministry to those looking at the college, and a minis- 
try to those not on the hall by demonstrating how brothers ought to 
relate: through confrontation, accountability, encouragement, intimacy, 
loyalty, and honor. The Ghetto fights every year for its misunder- 
stood reputation. It defends itself against charges of exclusiveness, 
arrogance, and power: images that are created in the minds of those 
who haven't experienced the close unity of this brotherhood. It is the 
tough Christian guys this world is missing; those who stick together 
right or wrong, who stand fast and hold to their convictions in the face 
of opposition, who are willing to take chances and have the integrity 
to accept their mistakes, and who will endeavor to seek God's will 
and obey it at all costs, it is these men who make the Ghetto. 

By Jarrod Taylor 

On Floor (I to r): Peter Johnson, Kevin McQuillen, 
Sam Glaser 

On Couch [I to r): Scott Noll, Jackson Alexander, 
Aaron Tolson, Daniel McKinney, Jake Bye 
Standing (I to r]: Cory Carpenter, Sam Hettinger, 
Kurt Halvorson, Daniel Steere, Jake Patton, Josh 
Hager, Anthony Tucker, Stephen Hitchcock, 
Jarrod Taylor, Andrew Cook, Ben Collison 



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Front row (I to r] : Renee DellaVecchia, Jenny 
Davis, Kerry Lyman, Mynam Jones, Emily 
McCampbell, Jenna Stowe, Sarah Ellison 
Jolene Moore 

2nd row (I to r): Carolyn Hubbard, Somer 
McKee, Susan Shepherd, Courtney Piatt 
Megan Brandon, MaryFrances White 
3rd row (I to r): Deb Fish, Kristin Fiol, Jenni 
fer McKenzie, Erin Shump, Stephanie Glass 
Alii McFarland, Kim Elliot, Heather Browning 
Very top row (I to r): Sarah Zacharias 
Courtney Ligon 

Not Pictured: Shannon Dager 




The year started off with 25 girls in all, seven new freshmen to add to 
the hall. 

"Why do you guys think I'm weird because I get naked?" 
We got Madrigal singers, a violin player, cross-country, and volley- 
ball, too. We can also carve a killer pumpkin- believe it- it's true! 

"These rice krispy treats are peach." 
We wanted to carry on a few of the traditions so we brought back 
rubber gloves for our chicken rendition. 

"Suzi! We dressed up like chickens!!" 
Hanging out on the hall, talking into the night, trying hard to be quiet- 
but not quite.. 

"I've got a 7:45 class!" 
We spend time together- activities, fellowship, ER, Let's Go. There's 
unity, closeness and friendship to show. 

"Did someone say let's eat out?" 
As we continue to grow throughout the remaining year, the memo- 
ries we've been blessed with will always remain dear. 

"A — men" 
By Sarah Zacharias 



I'll have cheese quesadillas, a bacon Cheddar melt, and a 
large coke, please! Megan Brandon, MaryFrances White, 
Myriam Jones, and Erin Shump anticipate the arrival of their 
meals at Chili's. In order to foster growth in relationships 
between hall members, many halls went out to eat together to 
various restaurants in the Chattanooga area. 



Another late night at 

IHOP. As the night 
creeps past, Jenny 
Davis and Sarah 
Zacharias long to go to 
sleep. Late night, early 
morning trips to 24 
hour restaurants were 
an integral part of the 
college experience. 





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"Guys, this is so theraputic." Sarah Ellison, John Burke, 
Campbell Silman, and Kerry Lyman cooperate in carving pumpkins 
at President and Mrs. Brock's house. The Brocks generously 
opened up their home to Covenant students for hall activities and 
a variety of other functions. 



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Monkey see, Monkey do! Erin Lively and Terrie Petrella find Heidi Metrakoudes' monkey 
acting a bit overwhelming. RAs were seen doing various weird things to embarass their 
hall members. 

In the Jungle, the mighty Jungle, the girls stay up all night! The "Jane's" of Covenant's 
Jungle, Brooke Magnus, Skye Parrish, Terrie Petrella, Courtney Wismer, Laurel Tolson, 
Sarah Knox, Jessica Fisher, Jenny LoPiccolo, Angie Kinsey, Leah Behm, Erin Lively, 

Mallie Davis, and 
Heidi Metrakoudes 
pause a moment 
from their late-night- 
vine swinging ex- 
pedition to rest in 
their commons. Life 
on the Jungle really 
got wild after mid- 
night. 



A Little Jungle Louin'! Dancee Nevin, 
Laurel Tolson, Terrie Petrella, Erin Lively 
and Heidi Metrakoudes give creed to the 
statement "There ain't no love like Jungle 
Love!" Over the years many halls became 
very bonded with each other. 



(To the tune of the "Twelve days of Christmas") 

14 new Jungle women 
1 3 late nights 
12 million tests 
1 1 times 2 bonding women 
10 encouraging extrapolations 
9 frolicking freshmen 
8 dilettante discussions 
7 caving with Catacombs 
6 salient Sunday nights 
5 mayonnaise-headed girls 
4 promising pranksters 
3 burning candles (gasp!) 
2 digestible Days of Prayer 
and every girl tucked in bed safely at night. 
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Back Row (I to r): Emily Martin, Lizzie Neuhoff, 
Courtney Wismer, Jessica Fisher, Brooke 
Magnus, Lisa Franklin, Sarah Knox, Angie 
Kinsey, Laurel Tolson, Jenny LoPiccolo 
Middle Row: Laini Young, Erin Lively, Jen 
Yarnell, Liz Sands 

Front Row (I to r): Mallie Davis, Darcee Nevin, 
Heidi Metrakoudes, Skye Parrish, Terrie 
Petrella 

Not Pictured: Lesley Monroe, Jessica Lodge, 
Maria Deutschmann, Leah Behm 



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Front raw (I to r): Nathan Brauer, Paul Counts, 

Bryan Arrington, Paul McDonald, Dan Birchler, 

Rich Keesee, Jeremy Ross 

2nd raw (r to I): Blake Gilmore, John Ragland, 

Andrew Hobbs, Wil Meiners, Scott Anderson, 

Mike McDonald, 

3rd row (I to r): Jason Heerema, Mark Krieg 

Back raw (I to r): Brian Baxter, Jeremy Deut- 

schmann, John Drake, Bryan Counts, Chris 

Ross, Carlos Canales, Ted Martinez, Andy 

Hansen 

Not Pictured: Brian Giroux, Jeremy Luther, 
Toby Meyer, Sam White, Luke Wynja, Tommy 
Homer, Josiah Bancroft, Tom Traxell, Kevin 
Magnuson. 




Some days are yellow. Some are blue. On different days, I'm differ- 
ent too. You'd be surprised how many ways I change on different col- 
ored days. On bright red days, how good it feels to be a horse and kick 
my heels. On other days I'm other things. On bright blue days 1 flap my 
wings. Some days, of course, are sort of brown. Then I feel slow and 
low, low down. Then comes a yellow day. And wheeeeeee... I am a 
busy, buzzy bee. Gray day... Everything is gray. I watch. But nothing 
moves today. Then all of a sudden I'm a circus seal! On my orange 
days, that's how I feel. Green days. Deep deep in the sea. Cool and 
quiet fish. That's me. On purple days I'm sad. I groan. I drag my tail. 
I walk alone. But when my days are happy pink, it's great to jump and 
just not think. Then come my black days. MAD. And LOUD. I howl. 
I growl at every cloud. Then comes a mixed-up day. And WHAM! I 
don't know who or what I am! But it all turns out all right, you see. And 
I go back to being BEAV! 

By Dr. Seuss 



And now... the star of our show, Alissa 
Bragdon!! Second Souths Mike McDonald, 
Tom Traxell, Bryan Counts, and Sam White 
put Alissa in the spotlight. This sort of 
antic was fashionable of the Second South 
guys this year. 



"This mud's for you." 

Who can really enjoy 
the great outdoors 
without wanting to bring 
some of it back in with 
them? Toby Meyer, Jer- 
emy Ross, Mike Mc- 
Donald, Paul Counts, 
Rich Keesee, Tom Trax- 
ell, Nathan Brauer, 
Amanda Levi, and Dan 
Birchler sure couldn't 
leave the mud outside. 



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That must have been some game! Mike McDonald and Paul 
Counts show off the [stains] of sportsmanship. Many halls formed 
intramural soccer teams and enjoyed the "clean" competition of 
competing in the gym. 



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Breaking the ice! Carey Eckerd and Ruth Nichols take a break 
from unpacking on freshmen move in day. This year over 200 
freshmen unloaded their belongings into Carter and Founders 
on August 24th. 

"A Man and her Women" The Gallery Girls went all out and put 
on a real show for Founders Skit Night. Deborah Spiritosanto, 
Jennifer Jenkins, Courtney Brooker and Katie Akin weren't afraid 
to put on a painted face! 




The time is 12:21 a.m. on the Gallery. Is it 
the sound of silence that I hear? No. I am sit- 
ting in the hallway listening to the different 
noises that are filtering into the hallway. 

From room 351 comes the sound of voices 
singing, "Give thanks with a grateful heart, 
Give thanks to the Holy One." Is this a mid- 
night worship time on the Gallery?! Nope. It's 
people making a new message for their answer- 
ing machine with other Gal girls. 

Ahhh...The sounds of the laughter from 
room 348. 

12:26 a.m. One of the girls has decided that 
only after midnight is it safe to take out the trash in your pajamas. 

12:28 a.m. Like clockwork, the woman with a million accents enters the 
hallway to resume her studying position with popcorn and a Pepsi for another 
all-niter. 

2:40 a.m. "Hey, do you want to see a gross bug in the study commons? It 
is red and has like a million feet!" I respond with a "Sure!" I walk to the end of 
the hall and enter our mildew smelling study commons. On the ground I wit- 
ness this red looking centipede or millipede as I was informed earlier, crawl- 
ing around the floor. Slowly, it heads towards someone's umbrella, but it isn't 
interesting enough to keep my attention and I return to my post in the hallway. 
12:45 a.m. The Blink worker has returned to tell those of us mingling in 
the hall that they ran out of food at 1 1 :00 and that there were over 50 people 
there. Almost immediately after this fabulous information has been given, the 
accent woman lets out a beautiful burp. "I can't help if I get the burps. You 
think hearing them is bad, you should try tasting them!" Uhh, that's okay. 

2:50 a.m. Who is blow drying their hair this late at night???? Who does 
that!?!? 

00 a.m. My observation time is over. Everyone says their good-nights as 
I return to my humble abode. 
By Amanda Levi 



"Once Upon A Time..." Mary Katherine Jackson reads a fairytale 
to Amanda Levi and Megan Toms as part of one of the Gallery 
Birthday Extravaganzas. Halls have celebrations for just about 
anything, but the most important celebrations of all were for 
birthdays. 




Back row (r to I): Crystal Pharo; Jennifer Jenkins; 
Julie Dusenberry; Erin Demaree; Michele 
Hardemann; 

2nd row (r to I): Rachel Tilley; Carey Eckerd; 
Katie Akin; Blessing Oguntebi; Mary Katherine 
Jackson; Deborah Spiritosanto; Karen Richter 
3rd row (r to I): Alanda Meyer; Julia Ulrich; 
Megan Toms; Julia Lowry 
4th row (rto I): Janna Levi, Amanda Levi; Amy 
Hoxter; Bethany Weston; Courtney Brooker 
5th row (rto I]: Rebecca Atha; Charity Throener; 
Sarah McWilliams; Krista Tiscione 

Not Pictured: Ruth Nichols 



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i^econb Central 



Top row (I to r): Joe Kaufmann, Matt Lindley, 

Joe Page, David Kaufmann, Chris McCartney, 

Rob Peck, Tracy Malone, Campbell Silman, 

James Goodman, Daniel Lindley 

Middle row (I to r): Andy Powell, Daniel Baker, 

John Traver, Lauris Vidal, Doyle Allen, Dave 

Wright 

Bottom row (I to r): Josh Hinman, John Burke, 

Davison Long, Pierson Gerritsen, Vaden Cox, 

Matt Kimbrell, Jason Trimiew, Matt Kickasola 

Not pictured: Paul Dreher, Jon Cheaves 




Excuse me if you do not understand, but this is my thank 
you card to my hall. These are the things I will always 
remember. 

Doo Doo Brown. "Something smells." Trampoline jumping at 2 
a.m. Hall fellowship at 9 o'clock. Uncle Bud's. RAs who have 
cared. Sean, Everett, John and Pierson. "How did you get that 
hole in your wall?" Tables upon tables of Central guys in the 
Great Hall. "Should this pillow be smoking?" Priest. HANDS 
Malone. Check the Great Scots. Rock Hill rules. ALFONZO!! 
The picture of Pierson from Spring Break. Going bowling or camp- 
ing before Day of Prayer. "SHOTGUN!" "I am sure that Braveheart 
starts at 10:30." The smelly egg. THE CENTRAL ASPECT OF 
BROTHERHOOD. Yoovoma. GWWWAAAARRR. 2C. "Vaden, 
don't do that." "Wayland and the dancing woman. The feet wash- 
ing. "It's all your fault!" UVA!! "Quack, quack, quack." Black 
man's suit. Where it's always open dorms. Traver's puns. 
Thanks boys! You are like brothers. 
By Tracy Malone 



Roughing it! Campbell Silman, Vaden Cox, 
Josh Hinman, Matt Kimbrell, Doyle Allen, 
Lauris Vidal, and Davison Long share a 
night out under the stars before Day of 
Prayer. Times of prayer and fellowship 
formed the foundation of hall unity and 
friendship. 



Ole, Ole, Oie, Ole, Ole, 
Ole, Ola. Ola, Ole, Ole, 
Jugando bien o 
jugando mal. O, Yo te 
quiero, es un 
sentimiento. No 
puedo parar. Campbell 
Silman, Doyle Allen, and 
other Second Central 
guys chant loudly to 
encourage Covenant's 
soccer team. Sports 
events provided many 
opportunities for halls to 
show their unity and 
sportsmanship. 



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"That's what friends are for!" Doyle Allen, David Kaufmann, 
Campbell Silman, Daniel Baker, and Mike Parker share a soda 
and some fellowship during their mid-class break. Warm weather 
at Covenant makes outside congregating a refreshing time. 




Highlands 




A sneaky stairwell surprise. Highlands ladies Kristen Sandhoff , Sarah Paulk, 
Christy Carlson, Laura Childs, Lisa Ayres and Heather Woods are caught 
sneaking through Founders with a plate of goodies. These ladies had their 
own unique way of spending Halloween night. 

Looks may be deceiving! This is as calm as you will ever find these roommates. 
Shauna deBoer, Charlotte Crane, Becky Huggins, and Megan Mcllhenny, like 
many other four person rooms, provided a lot of excitement on their hall. 



Philippians 1:20-21 
"I eagerly expect and hope that I will in 
no way be ashamed, but will have suffi- 
cient courage so that now as always Christ 
will be exalted in my body, whether by 
life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ 
and to die is gain." 



Happy Thanksgiving! Sarah Paulk, Kristen Sandhoff, 
Cara Dolenz, Jennifer Shaw, Sarah Donaldson, Megan 
Mcllhenny, Lisa Ayres, Heather Woods, Becky Huggins, 
Katie Ward, Shauna deBoer, Katy Morgan, Laura 
Bursi, and Tesia Janos share their blessings with one 
another at their Thanksgiving party. Fellowship with 
other members of the hall always made holidays more 
special and memorable. 




Back row (I to r): Katie Ward, Sarah 
Donaldson, Laura Childs, Frances Jordan, 
Laura Hansen, Becky Huggins, Megan 
Mcllhenny, Katy Morgan, Christy Carlson, 
Susan Frazier, Candace Thole, Debbie 
Legters, Shauna deBoer, 
First row (I to r): Kelli Hubbs, Tesia Janos, 
Laura Bursi, Jessica Maffet, Cara Dolenze, 
Jamie White, Kristen Sandhoff, Jennifer Shaw 

Not Pictured: Charlotte Crane, Sarah Paulk, 
Rachel Altork 



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Top row (I to r]: Sharon Davis, Jill Hancock, 
Ashley Brown, Kate Luedde, Karen Grady, 
Jenny Walker, Jesse Montgomery, Chandra 
Solle, Laurel Usher, Joel Doerfel 
2nd row (I to r): Kari Carlson, Lisa Hood, 
Leighton Pauly, Amy Townsend, Melissa 
Stanton 

3rd row (I to r): Julie Stair, Kimberly Young, 
Beth Owens, Laura Rodriguez, Taylor Gaskill 
Bottom row (I to r): Treena Simington, 
Jessica Spalding, Holly Brady, Erin Farquhar, 
Jeanne Faucheux, Katie Hohenberger 

Not Pictured: Lois Gutierrez 




The Balcony is a good place to be. We're a pretty mellow 
bunch. ..at least most of the time. The peaceful scene of dim 
lights, quiet music, and late-night studiers does break out into 
wall-art parties, wrestling matches, loud tunes, and louder 
laughter, but weaving through all our sanity and craziness is a 
beautiful depth and love — for God and for each other. God 
has blessed this place with great individuals who really are as 
diverse as our skit night outfits! And throwing all that per- 
sonality together comes down to sharing our strengths and 
weaknesses, triumphs and perfections, as we seek to know 
God better through knowing and loving each other. It's a 
strange and challenging journey, but we're learning to be sis- 
ters in Christ... and it's a good thing. Life on the Balcony is 
cool. The Balcony is a good place to be. 

By Katie Hohenberger 



Scootay . Scoobidy doo.. Jessica 
Spalding and Jill Hancock weren't 
"spooked" by Skit Night. These girls played 
the parts of Shaggy and Daphne of "The 
Scooby Doo Show" in Balcony's skit. 




Lazy Daze! The Balcony 
bunch of Katie Hohen- 
berger, Melissa Stanton, 
Jeanne Faucheux, Lisa 
Hood and Laurel Usher 
spent a relaxing Fall 
Break together. Mid- 
term breaks were simply 
meant for friends and 
fun! 



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Caught ya! Chandra Solle catches Amy Townsend snitching a 
taste of icing meant for a Balcony birthday cake. Many halls got 
pretty creative when celebrating birthdays, expecially when there 
was no icing left for the cake. 





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Almost Ready. Emily White and Hannah Kennedy experiment 
with various ingredients in an attempt to produce edible 
sustenance. The apartments required students to assume some 
of the responsibilities of "adult behavior" -cooking, cleaning, and 
shopping. 



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Little boxes on the 
hillside. The duplex style of 
the student apartments 
boasts a kitchen, living- 
room, bathroom, and two 
bedrooms. Located rough- 
ly a quarter of a mile from 
campus, they provided a 
means of gradually accept- 
ing the daily details of life 
in the real world. 





Almost Paradise. The "apartment guys" -Thomas 
Ellis, Chris Ammons, and Rob McAvoy-experience 
semi-independent life in the college-owned student 
apartments. Normally inhabited by upper classmen, 
the apartments received some freshmen indwellers 
due to the large enrollment. 

The 1996-1997 school year brought with it our new sci- 
ence building and a freshman class overflow -of whom 
you might know better as "The Apartment Guys!" At first 
Barb Schreur, Jody Barrett and I had no idea how these 
sixteen men would adjust to living their first year "off cam- 
pus." God allowed everything to run smoothly with a few 
minor adjustments. And the guys. ..they love the extra lib- 
erty that freshmen don't usually experience. 

Besides these freshmen we have a myriad of other stu- 
dents. Most of these are seniors, whom are striving to 
graduate and/or doing student teaching. 

I've really enjoyed my position as RA of the student 
apartments with Jody this year. God has kept his hands of 
guidance and protection over us, and He has opened up 
doors of friendship for me personally with some of these 
people. 

By Tonielle Adams 



Top row (I to r): Tonielle Adams, Dave Little, 
Chris Ammons, Jeremiah Khokhar, Rob 
McAvoy, Jonathan Hastings 
Bottom row (I to r): Mark Wallace, Brian 
Carlisle, Tim Marshall, Jonathan Thrower, 
Thomas Ellis, Jody Barrett 

Not Pictured: Jennifer Moore, Rachel 
Wanaselja, Elizabeth Barker, Kjirsten Bentson, 
Vicki Brown, Wendy Harder, Angie Grady, 
Mary Persenaire, Hannah Kennedy, Emily 
White, Jason Addison, Nathan Post, Ian 
Mattice, Andy Keiser, Phillip Howlett, Auburn 
Paulk, Kelly Yeager, Christina Apperson, Ike 
Reeder, Ted Sinn, Tim Sotelo, John Gregory, 
Todd McMillian, Steve Wykoff, Andy Gast 



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67 



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Bob DeMarco, Evan Moore, Josh Green, and Ty Willison return to 
state of "pnmitiveness" as they enjoy dinner around the pool. 



Residence 
Life 




Gallery hallmates Knsti Cicerone, Michele Hardemann, Megan Toms, 
Blessing Oguntebi, Janna Levi, Rebecca Atha, Chrystal Pharo, Bethany 
Weston, and Amanda Levi find out just how fun a morning painting a 
widow's house can be. 



The Carter Council-sponsored dinner around the pool provides Council 
member Dave Fish with the time to play with his tongs. 



Campbell Silman, Joe Kaufmann, Rob Peck, Josh Hinman and Heather 
Erickson fellowship around the table located in "the Cabin." 



"R esidence Life Candids 




With time to sit, Kelli Hubbs and Katie Ward enjoy a different environment 
during Day of Prayer. 



Colby Mason provides plenty of evidence that some situations just require 
big hair. 









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A familiar sight, the fire truck from Station 1 9 responds to fire alarms that 
always seem to occur at the most inopportune moments for Carter Hall 
residents. 

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SECTION COMPILED BY DEBBIE MARSHALL 
ARTICLE BY JENNY LOPICCOLO 



How do you achieve 
community at a school like 
Covenant? How do you bring 
so many radically different people 
together and create lasting friend- 
ships? These questions can be an 
swered by those who have been involved 
in the various clubs found at Covenant. 
Clearly, those who became involved in 
some type of organization were happier 
with life as students than those who did not. 
Several clubs represent years and years 
of existence, carrying the torches of time- 
honored traditions. Psi Chi, Covenant's 
psychology club, made a name for itself by 
again hosting the sunrise gatherings at 
Rock City for Day of Prayer. Groups like 
the nursing home and inner city children's 
ministries continued to work diligently to 
show Christ to the world. Stoplight Cafe 
continued its recent tradition of showcas- 
ing up and coming musicians, including 
many of Covenant's own. 

Living on Lookout Mountain provided 
many opportunities to enjoy the beauty of 




God's creation. There 
are always backpacking, 
rafting, and caving trips for stu- 
dents with the desire to embark 



upon a weekend adventure. In ad- 
dition to the well-established associa- 



tions of students, new ways to play a part 
at Covenant present themselves every year. 
Literature fans cheered as Vicious Circle, a 
reading and discussion group, became an 
official gathering. The Roller Hockey Club 
was the first of the new extreme games to 
make its debut at Covenant; and fans of the 
basketball games had a new form of half 
time entertainment provided by Covenant's 
first color guard. As Reformed University 
Fellowship appeared at UTC, many Cov- 
enant students became involved with Bible 
studies and fellowship with other Christian 
students. Covenant's traditions and long- 
standing reputation of excellence has estab- 
lished a firm foundation for students to be 
actively involved and creative with their ex- 
tra-curricular time. 



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Student Senate 

(Left to Right] Back Row: Jeremy Deutschmann, Jed Royal, John Perkins, 
Matt Lindley, Aaron Thompson. Front Row: Jackson Alexander, Jeremy 
Roerdink, Matt Monahan, Phil Gelston, Becky Huggins, Ashley Wykoff. Photo by 

Nancy Young 




Executive Slacks... The Executive Council includes Treasurer Jeremy Deut- 
schmann, Secretary Ashley Wykoff, Vice President Becky Huggins, and Presi- 
dent Matt Lindley. The student-elected representatives present the concerns 

Of the Students tO the Board Of Trustees. Photo by Nancy Young 



Class Clowns or Class Presidents? Matt Monahan, Jed Royal, Phil Gel- 
ston, John Perkins, and Aaron Thompson work hard to make the year fun fori 
all. The Presidents planned various activities for their classes and represent] 

them at Senate meetings. Photo by Nancy Young 





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Ready to serve... Jr. class council members Jeremy Jones, Mark Jenkins, 
Janneke Counts, Leah Behm, Charles Royal, Phil Gelston, and Chris Moore 
are always ready to serve their class. The class councils helped the presidents 

plan various activities for their Classes. Photo by Nancy Young 



But the bylaw says... Jackson Alexander and Phil Gelston talk over an impor- 
tant issue while Becky Huggins studies the bylaws. Senate members spent 
time working on various committees such as the Publications Committee and 
the Joint Judiciary Committee to improve the quality of Covenant College. Photo 
by Nancy Young 



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ANIZATIONS 



11 



Elected student representatives seek to 

voice student concerns and implement 

these concerns in a real manner 



The Student Senate wishes the best to the Class of lar basis. More changes were proposed in the Ser- 

1997. The last four years have been a time of signifi- vanthood program resulting in a commitment by the 

cant growth for the college and many of the positive administration to review the program, 

changes have come as a result of our seniors. The Campus Activities Board had a strong year while 



The 1996-97 Senate spent 
much of its time dealing with issues 
relating to the increased enroll- 
ment, among other annual issues. 
It remains the goal of the Senate 
to be proactive rather than reac- 
tive by trying to positively influence 
decisions before they are made in- 
stead of reacting, after the fact, to 
decisions that we disagree with. 

This year we dealt with several 
key issues which included chapel 
and Servanthood. Chapel became 
the topic of debate regarding fac- 
ulty and staff involvement on a regu- 




Phil Gelston, Jeremy Deutschmann, and Jeremy 
Roerdink man the poles while Andrew Kinzler and Laini 
Young vote for officers for next year's Senate in the 

Great Hall. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



offering a large number of diverse 
events that were designed to ap- 
peal to even the most finicky of pref- 
erences. The class presidents 
worked hard to establish "Burning 
at the Stage" as a bonfire/ music 
tradition that will last for years to 
come. 

The Student Senate worked hard 
to establish the Student Association 
as an influential group in determin- 
ing school policy. We have enjoyed 
serving you and thank you for giving 
us the chance to be your senators 
for your 1 996-97 school year. 



By Matt Lindley 




All aboard... John Ragland, Amanda Levi, Megan Toms, and Julia Lowry climb 
aboard for a hayride at Burning at the Stage. Burning at the Stage was a 
"groovable and funkdafied" event planned by the class presidents. Photo by Jenni- 



Suuish... Hunter Blackburn and Kate Swierzb shoot some hoops at the Jr. and 
Sr. study break. The study break was complete with banana splits, a moonwalk, 
and a strength meter - all end of the semester stress relievers. Photo by Jennifer 

Sham 



Senate 
73 



The Tartan editors hurdle all 

obstacles with grace, ease, 

and full stomachs 






Always a cherished source of Covenant moments and 
instant nostalgia, the Tartan has chronicled life at Covenant 
ever since the first yearbook was published during thel 956- 
1957 school year. For years, students have depended on 
this time-honored tradition as a way of remembering the 
highlights of their college days and exploring Covenant's 
history. Although the Tartan has changed throughout the 
years, its purpose was still to create a top quality publica- 
tion summarizing the events 
of the year. 

Since most students only 
saw the final product, the 
staff members were usually 
the only students who real- 
ized the hard work and time 
involved in producing an out- 
standing annual. Behind the 
scenes, many staff mem- 
bers labored intensively to 
meet deadlines. This year's 
staff had many new mem- 
bers, but with an experi- 
enced Editor-in-chief, the Tar- 
tan came together smoothly. 

In the fall, the editors cre- 
ated layouts, the photographers shot pictures, and the 
writers submitted articles. Even with this much organiza- 

By Debbie Marshall 




Tartan Editors: Back Row (Left to Right] Kim Collins, Robert Uthlaut. Middle 
Row (Left to Right]: Kimberly Moore, Marlain Liggett, Jill Mullins, Rachel DeVries, 
Esther Potoshnick, Debbie Marshall. Front Row (Left to Right]: Josh Hinman, 
Janneke Counts, Frances Jordan. Photo by Jenny Johnson 



tion, the work remained grueling - especially near dead- 
lines. Yet, somehow, the Tartan staff survived to see their 
finished product admired and welcomed by eager students 
whose achievements, activities, and goals were recorded 
within its pages. 

Out of this group of hard-working staff members arose 
friendships and learning experiences. By socializing at meet- 
ings and get togethers and working so closely together on 
the Tartan, several members 
found lifelong friends. Also, by 
working cooperatively, mem- 
bers learned the importance 
of trust and effective team-; 
work. 

Accurately covering all of 
the important events of a year 1 
filled with marked growth and 
the challenges that it pre-' 
sented did not prove to be too 
much of an insurmountable 
task for this year's dedicated 
Tartan staff. The phrase, "Tra- 
ditions in Transition," proved 
to be a well selected theme 
for such a tumultuous, yet sin- 



gularly, remarkable year. 






Publications Photographers 




Photographers 

(Left to Right): Andy Montgomery, Cannon Kirby, Jennifer Shaw. Photo by ciay 

Tolson 



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74 



The Bagpipe continues its illustrious 

radtion of keeping all informed through 

a bi-weekly, student-produced paper 



The Bagpipe is a student newspaper written, edited spond to issues we cover. 

and assembled by the students of Covenant College. It We are uncensored and grateful for that. We love 

lis a bi-weekly paper. Some feel that this time frame Covenant College and we strive to present an accu- 

Idoes not allow for adequate coverage of campus news, rate picture of it. We are not the "Gladpipe". Neither 

[And they are right. But we are students, too, and are we the "Gripepipe." Our goal is to present the truth 



unfortunately our time 
:must be divided. 

We cover the "top sto- 
ries" in the news — what 

I, we believe will interest and 
r. 
inform the student body as 

,well as our subscribing 
readers. We provide points 
and counterpoints on is- 
sues with which students 

deal. We Comment On the Bagpipe Editors: (Left to Right): Rhett Bentson, Noel Bentson, Amy Metcalf, 

Kjirstin Bentson, Rob Peck, Brandon Justice, Joseph Nichols, Kate Luedde, 
neWS and Offer insight in Marcus Mininger, Michelle Hardeman, Josh Good, Kara Griffith. Photo by Andy 

Montgomery 

our editorial and opinion 

I pages. And we encourage 

1 letters from readers to re- 

By Joseph Nichols 




accurately and to stimulate 
action in the minds of our 
readers. 

Though we often fail, we 
continue on our quest to 
publish "whatever is true, 
whatever is noble, what- 
ever is right, whatever is 
pure, whatever is lovely, 
whatever is admirable... 
[Philippians4:8], 

We are the uncensored 
public voice of the students 
of Covenant College. 




The Thorn 

The Thorn is about ART. 
The thorn is about you and I, 
bringing forth both 
praising and cursing. 
It's about POETRY too, 
our skin being slashed and 
the blood flowing out... 



Amy Riley. Photo by Scott Gast 



Publications 

75 



Shingles, tools, and students successfully 

combine to complete a roofing project 

sponsored by the Widow's Ministry 

What do large instruments of torture, rusty nails, nothing but hammers, crow bars, pitch forks, and our| 
puss oozing from your palms, and falling a full story bare hands. [Through this service we were able tc| 
have in common? Yup, the Widow's Harvest Ministry's learn the proper function of a pitchfork and how never' 
Roofing Project. This year many different Covenant to use it near someone who was bending over.) We! 

were then given a quick lesson inj 
chalk lines, measuring tapes, ham- 
mers, "air nails," and tool aprons.! 
Before we knew it, the roof was fin- 1 
ished and we were able to enjoy 



students joined in to help reshingle 
a widow's roof. An interview was 
attempted with a student who 
helped, but it was unsuccessful as 
he had not fully recovered from lock- 
jaw. I think he said something about 
rusty nails. We managed to cram 
four large guys and two girls into 
an '83 Toyota Corolla in order to 
get there and back, but this only 
added to the overall roofing experi- 
ence. 

Upon arriving, We Were immedi- Josh Hager spends his Saturday working hard to serve 
. a widow in need of a new roof on her house. Photo by 

ately sent to the roof to scrape off Racheipmes 
about five layers of shingles using 




the pure aesthetic beauty of newjj 



shingles on a roof while enjoying ourjj 
box lunches. 

So why waste a Saturday morn- 
ing to develop blisters juicier than 
ARA's burgers? Because we are, 
called to serve others. We are toldi, 
to look after the widows and this; 
is just what the Widow's Harvest 
Ministry aims to do. 



By Greg Thompson 




Homeless Ministry 

(Left to Right] Back Row: Laura Rodriguez, Jenny Walker, Jonathan Davis, 
Brian Carlisle. Middle Row: Lisa Gurney, Krista Tiscione, Joseph Robins, Mary 
Job, Dave Graham, Jay Jacoby, Ken Langley. Seated in Front: MaryFrances 
White, Molly Bruegger, Jen McKenzie, Brian Baxter. Photo by Nellie Vaughn 



Nursing Home Ministry 

(Left to Right]: Julia Ulrich, Heather Erickson, Amy Hudson, Heather 

Hammond. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



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3o into all the world... Jenny Walker and Laura Rodriguez talk to a mission- 
ary during the Mission Emphasis Week. The missionary prayer group, Com- 
nissioned, sponsored the 5th Annual Missions Conference on February 3-5. 

IJ hoto by Andy Montgomery 




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Widows Harvest Ministry 

(Left to Right) Back Row: Megan Brandon, 
Mullins, AngieVasta, Kim Collins, Julia Ulrich. 
Mary Frances White, Tiffany Robeson, Spike 

Jennifer Shaw 



Leighton Pauly, 
Front Seated: 
Freed, Rachel 



Lisa Gurney, Jill 
Stephanie Glass, 

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Commissioned 

(Left to Right): David Yleah, Dr. Lambert, Jessica Spalding, Sam Glaser, Casey 
Prince, Michael Walters, Laura Rodriguez, Mallie Davis. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




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International Students 

(Left to Right): Risa Sankawa, Sila Tuju, Masaji Nakayama, Sarah Khokhar, 
David Yleah, Jeremiah Khokhar, Miriam Mwaria. Photo by Nancy Young 



Reformed University Fellowship 

(Clockwise): Jed Johnson, Katy Morgan, Erin Farquhar, Mallory Dean, 
Matthew Bryant, Frances Jordan, Kristen Sandhoff, Mallie Davis, Amy 

Hudson, Scott Anderson. Photo by Andy Montgomery 



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Mu Kappa 

(Left to Right) Back Row: Mallie Davis, Sarah Khokhar. Middle Row: Tabitha 
Ellis, Debbie Marshall, Sarah Viss, Carolyn Hubbard, Esther Herron, Rinnie 
Meiners, Laura Talley. Front Row: Tim A. Larson, Greg Wilhelm, Wil Meiners. 

Photo by Mrs Pettit 




Urban Young Life 

(Left to Right): Vanessa Baloche, Becky Huggins. Photo by Andy Montgomery 



Stayin' alive, stayin' aliue... King of Disco, Jason Trimiew, is creative in his 
approach to persuade new freshmen to get involved with Young Life at the 
club presentations during Freshman Orientation. Young Life was a fun club 
that ministers to local high school students. Photo by Kim Collins 





Inner City Children's Ministry 

(Left to Right): Lisa Gurney, Liz O'Leary, Laura Hansen, Esther Potoshnick, 
Molly Bruegger, Angie Case, Laini Young, Emily Beeman, Robin Arrington, Jessica 
Wilson, Jeanne Faucheux, Laurel Usher, John Ohanian, David Robertson. Photo 

by Nancy Young 



Evangelism Club 

(Left to Right) Back Row: Daniel Baker, Tim Cummings, Jeremy Jones. Front 
Row: Shannon Carraher, Cherish Vance, Tim Larson, Renee DellaVecchia. 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



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The children of missionaries enrich 
Covenant's campus with their diverse 
experiences and differing perspectives 



This is a contribution by Sarah Viss: a poetic expression of the life of an MK. 






Travelers 

Even those who've stopped in one place, 

snug in Georgia, Saskatchewan, or 

Indiana, are traveling. Night in Richmond, this one 

dreams a steamship heaving across the grey 

Atlantic. Pausing at the rocky, glaring Canaries, 

he looks for yellow songsters, finds 

seagulls, ana sails on. He wakes up sobbing at Matadi 

docks, and his wife turns, mumbles, 

"What is it, sweetheart?" and sleeps again. 

Another, walking home in Denver: the first raindrops 

splat on dry lawns and road, and the damp, dusty scent 

takes her up, hurls her into Africa, end of dry season. 

She breathes it in, and sighs it out. 

Raises her umbrella, never explains. 

Dry brown hyacinths on a Florida beach raise cliffs 

for him, Moanda in moonlight, green water 

turned muddy. One dreams a sentry's fire, 

puffs the gourd water-pipe and coughs himself awake 

muttering Tshiluba he's tried to forget. 

Another swims upriver in her sleep, stroking 

against the current, never moving forward. Voices warn 

of crocodiles, and she laughs. 

Some travel back, hoping to find home. But even 
in Africa, you must make a place 
for who you are now, not just your father's son, 
your mother's daughter. Little time, now, 
for rivers, trees and animals that made your childhood 
paradise. The jungle hides rebels; hungry, bored 
soldiersblock the roads; no parts for your car, nor 



medicinesfor your patients' incurable diseases... 
Grown up, you no longer find breakdown in a sandpit 
amusing. You're old and strong enough now 
to have to help dig it out. 
We are still traveling 
even in the PTA, even as our children watch TV 
cartoons and play with Gl Joes, video games, Legos, 
and a father remembers palmwood cars and helicopters, 
hot afternoons in a high mango-tree clubhouse. 
A mother remembers books by lanternlight, 
a small, clean monkey asleep, hugging her arm. 
Would they given their children those things, if 
they could? And would they send them away 
to live and conspire and laugh with other children, 
to cry alone, to be taught and mothered by others? 

And some travel on 
from state to state, country to country, leaving 
friends and lovers, being left, and moving again. 
They don't need to explain any more. Somewhere 
Congo/Zaire merges with Kenya with Rhode Island 
with Vietnam. Now and then we meet and embrace 
letgo again. 

When we come together we form our own nation 
of travelers, of in-betweens. Even where we've blended, 
stopped 

trying to explain, we meet our own and know 
each other — this one understands, we speak the same 
memories, dream ourselves in the same overloaded truck 
rattling and bumping along in a cloud of dust as we sing. 






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By Beth Rambo 
Copyright (c) 1989 



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It only takes a spark... Sarah Viss, Greg Wilhelm, Kristy Fair, and Damaris 
Wessel relax around the campfire on a Mu Kappa camping trip at Cloudland 
Canyon. This Mu Kappa tradition was one of many activities that helps make 
the transition to the United States easier for MK's. Photo by Rinnie Meiners 



Deep and Wide, Deep and Wide... Covenant students spend a Saturday 
afternoon down in the neighborhoods of Chattanooga showing Jesus' love to 
the little children. Often, they didn't know if they were reaching the children, but 

they Still remained faithful to the task. Photo by Raven Crown 



Ministries 
79 



Having no fear, the rafting 

club dares the water's 

natural elements to display 

all their might 






The underlying aspect of the White 
Water Rafting Club is the confrontation 
of one's own mortality 
by defiance in the face 
of death, in the form 
of nature's most bru- 
tal punishment — in es- 
sence, no fear. The 
second rafter is the 
first loser, so don't get 
left behind; we are ani- 
mals and we'll drink 



the water if we 
You see the 




have to. 

raft, you see the rocks, 
you feel the mist, you 
taste death, and you 
take another bite. As 
the taste lingers and 
digestion sets in, fear 
must be expelled and 
all else must be forgot- 
ten — rafting is life, the 
rest is just details. 









Oh so rugged... Aaron Thompson and Pierson 
Gemtson enjoy a Saturday of rafting class 3 and 4 
rapids on the Ocoee which proved to be adventurous 

and invigorating. Photo by Rachel Bode 















By Rachel Bode, 

Sam White, and 

Josh Green 




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Backpacking Club Leaders 

(Left to Right]: Alice Belz, Lydia Thompson, Andy Perkins, Matt Lindley. 

Photo by anonymous 2nd Central hallmember 
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Caving Club 

(Left to Right) Back Row: Peter Johnson, Cory Carpenter, Deborah Fish, Elizabeth 
Robeson, Andrew Cook, Anne Lichlyten Sam Glaser, Carolyn Hodgson. Front 
Row: Aaron Thompson, Amber Temple, David Fish, Sarah Zacharias. Photo by 
caving guide 



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Wilderness women... Esther Potoshnick and Rachel DeVries embark on a 
weekend excursion to the Carolina mountains. The Backpacking Club endeav- 
ored to bring many students closer to nature by offering several trips per year 

to different destinations. Photo by Debbie Marshall 




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"I'm so excited and I just can't hide it..." Backpacking makes Andy Perkins 
happy all the way down to his navel. You did not have to be a professional to 

attempt these excursions. Photo by Debbie Marshall 




In the Eye of the Hurricane... Geremy Dolan, Deborah Fish, Tim Larson, 
Lindsay Davis, and Sam Hettinger undertake the challenge provided by Hurri- 
cane Cave. Caving permits both experienced and inexperienced cavers to crawl 
through small confines filled with waist-high, murky water. Photo by Sam Giaser 




Mountain Biking Club 

(Left to Right): Brandt Sykes, David McAllister, Andy Rowe, Tir 

Kurt Laudenslager. Photo by Brent Faulk 



Rafting Club 

McDowell, (Left to Right]: Amy Riley, Andy Rowe, Lisa Faries, Lisa Stucky, Kimberly Moore, 

Gina Hasselbring, Heather McCauley, Sarah Barker, Sarah Baker, Rachel Bode, 
Erin Harris, Megan Toms, Steve Wykoff, Aaron Thompson, Julie Harris, Pierson 

GerritSOn, Jill Mullins. Photo by Matt Lindley 



Outdoor Clubs 



81 



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Oh, what a beautiful morning! Danny Patterson, Luke Wynja, Christy Hull, 
Nathan Brauer, and Mallie Davis start the day off with prayer at Rock City. Psi 
Chi sponsored a sunrise prayer time at Rock City each semester on Day of 

Prayer. Photo by Kathy Sherbon 




Covenant intellectuals... Students listen attentively as Rev. Charles Dennison 
gives a lecture on "VanTil and the Identity of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church." 
Rev. Dennison was just one of the many speakers invited to speak at Philoso- 
phy Club meetings. Photo by Andy Montgomery 



Always Coca-Cola... Andy and Steve Rowe pose for an old-fashioned picture 1 1 
The Business Club took one trip per semester to various industries and corpol, 
rations to experience what they are learning about in the classroom, p/iotobji 

Susan White 





Psi Chi 

(Left to Right) Back Row: Clay Douglass, Rebekah Paulsen, Nathan Clark, 
Rachel Jimenez, Sharon Davis. Front row: Kim Elmer, Kathy Sherbon, Susan 

Frazier, Ashley Brown. Photo by the Psychology Department 



Pre-Professional Science Association 

(Left to Right] Back Row: Cherish Vance, Elizabeth Wynja, Matthew Wright. 
Middle Row: Robin Arnngton, Laura Mehne, Liz O'Leary, Steve Lindemann. 
Front Row: Jonathan Davis, Tim A. Larson, Nathan Knutson, Adam Bray, Ben 

Claassen, John Ohanian. Photo by Nancy Young 



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Atlanta businesses provide members of 

the Business Club with insights into 
marketing, finance, and management 



For the spring 1 997 Business Club trip, a group of 
Business majors, accompanied by Professor Smith 
left at 7:30 in the morning to tour businesses in At- 
lanta. We first drove to the Coca-Cola Museum to 
find out more about the market- 
ing history of Coca-Cola. We 
started on the 3rd floor where we 
learned about the origin and inno- 
vation of this much-loved drink. We 
eventually made our way into a 
mini-cinema and watched a movie 
that emphasized Coca-Cola's popu- 
larity throughout the world. Next, 
we descended to the 2nd floor to 
see the countless ways in which 
Coca-Cola has changed advertising 
throughout the generations; our 
tour of the second floor was con- 
cluded by sampling the international 
varieties of Coca-Cola drinks. Finally, 
we went to the Coca-Cola parapher- 
nalia shop and looked at all the 
Coca-Cola stuffed polar bears, key 
chains, postcards, dishes, etc. 

Our second stop was the PCA 
Headquarters for a tour of the 




Business Club members Nate Burke, John Ragland, 
Steve Rowe, Andy Rowe, Warren Trice, Mr. Smith, 
and Tim McDowell pose in front of the bottling machine 
on their trip to the Coke museum in Atlanta, Georgia 

this spring. Photo by Susan White 



main offices. It definitely gave us a better perspective 
of the business side of our denomination. The tour 
was ended by an informal discussion with Mr. Wallace 
Anderson of Mission to the World who answered 
our questions and shared how 
Business majors are necessary 
and in strong demand on the mis- 
sion field. 

Finally, we visited the World 
Trade Center where we learned 
how this first class facility is help- 
ful in promoting commerce, 
trade, and research. We were 
then taken by one of our tour 
guides to the U.S. Export Assis- 
tance Center to see all the re- 
sources available to entrepre- 
neurs and business people who 
are researching a country to 
which they would like to export 
their product(s). 

Not only was this trip a great 
learning opportunity, but it also 
proved to be a lot of fun. We look 
forward to more trips like it in 
the future! 



By Susan White 




Business Club 

(Left to Right] Back Row: Steve Rowe, Andy Rowe, Mark Krieg. Middle 
Row: Lydia Thompson, Blake Gilmore, Bryan Arrington, Tim McDowell. 
Front Row: Kim Klein, Debbie Marshall, Susan White, Jason Heerema. 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Sigma Tau Delta 

(Left to Right] Back Row: Noel Bentson, Heather Ferngren, Lisa Stucky, Betsy 
Matthews, Jesse Montgomery, Ian Mattice, Dr. Hesselink, Rachel Kennedy, 
Heather Watne, Megan VanderHart, Alysse EIHage. Front Row: Joel Wells, 

Kara Griffith. Photo by Nancy Young 



Academic Clubs 
83 



Skates meet sticks and pucks as 

the Roller Hockey Club rolls into 

its first year of existence 



Roller hockey at Covenant College? That's right, it 
may sound weird, but it's a reality. This year, the 
Covenant College Roller Hockey Club was born. The 
summer before I came to Cov- 
enant, I was wondering if I would 
be able to find a place to play 
hockey and some folks who might 
want to play with me. I didn't want 
to stop playing just because I was 
going to live on a mountain. 
When I heard the Student Sen- 
ate talk about students creating 
new clubs, I said to myself, "Let's 
see what happens." I felt excited 
when I learned that the Senate 
had excepted my proposal and 
was going to provide money for 
hockey equipment. 

Saturdays, at 1 :30, the games 
begin. The new parking lot which 




Danny Gerhardt works on his swing playing roller 

hockey on the Old tennis COUrt. Photo by Scott Anderson 



was the site of the old tennis courts by Barnes serves 
as home for the club. Players use their own skates 
and sticks are provided by the club for those who 
don't have their own. Occasionally, 
if there is a need for more people, 
some play on foot. Small practice 
soccer goals are turned into 
hockey nets, and special roller 
hockey balls are used instead of 
pucks. 

In the future, I see the club gain- 
ing more interest as well as more 
equipment for the players. Regula- 
tion hockey goals are a possibility 
and who knows, maybe Covenant 
College hockey jerseys. It started 
with a dream, and with persistence 
and prayer, Covenant College can 
be a place where students can 
engage in quality roller hockey. 






By Scott Anderson 




Color Guard 

(Left to Right] Back Row: Jenny LoPiccolo, Rebecca Atha, Laura Mehne. Front 
Row: Sarah McWilliams, Kim Honaker, Kristy Farr, Michelle Murray, Blessing 

Oguntebi. Photo by Nancy Young 



Aerobics Club 

(Left to Right) Back Row: Bonnie Fox, Kelly Yeager, Alissa Bragdon, Angie 
Vasta, Sarai Ussery-Perez, Kim Collins. Front Row: Heather Erickson, Melissa 
Dyches, Janneke Counts, Amy Hudson. Photo by Nellie Vaughn 



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84 



Dancing the night away... Kate Luedde and Daniel Baker take a twirl on the 
dance floor. Harry and Kathy Pinner taught ballroom dancing each week to all 

who are Willing to leam. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




e^etiV* Clubs 




Strike it up... The Dance Team gets the crowd riled up at the basketball 
games. Everyone was excited to see the dance team reappear this year after 

being dormant for a year. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




Bustirv a move... Janneke Counts and the guys, Seth Toner, Mark Wallace, 
and Joey Logterman, work out during aerobics in the Wellness Center. Con- 
trary to popular opinion, aerobics are gender inclusive. Photo by Nellie Vaughn 




Dance Team 

[Left to Right]: Jessica Reph, Tiffany Robeson, Emily McCampbell, Emily White, 

Laura Childs, Londa Bragdon. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Roller Hockey 

[Left to Right) Back Row: Kent Shore, Paul Counts, Andrew Hobbs, Peter 
Johnson. Front Row: Scott Anderson, Jesse Haga, Andrew Kinzler, Tim A. 

Larson, Danny Gerhardt. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Active Clubs 
85 



Fstlaxiriec Clubs 




Stoplight Cafe 

(Left to Right): Sarah Talanco, Paige Nelson, Lydia Thompson, Lauris Vidal, 

Valerie Howard. Photo by Nancy Young 




Vicious Circle 

(Left to Right): Michael Royal, Jenny LoPiccolo, Charlotte Crane, Jenna Stowe, 
Autumn Fredricks, Jeanne Faucheux, Leah Kring, Stephen Hitchcock, John 

Perkins. Photo by Cannon Kirby 



"A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth." 
Shelley, "A Defense of Poetry" Jeanne Faucheux reads poetry at e| 
Stoplight Cafe in the mailroom. Poetry, an aspect of Stoplight Cafe, pen- 
etrates the whole person, mind, SOUl, and body. Photo by Cannon Kirby 





Would you like whipped cream on your Latte? Mary Frances White and 
Molly Bruegger have discovered that Stoplight Cafe is definitely the place to be 
on a Friday night. Stoplight Cafe not only provided coffee from Grey Friars, but 
a place to hang out on the weekends, and a venue for aspiring Covenant 

musicians. Photo by Tim Marshall 



"Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking 
that makes what we read ours."- John Locke Literary lovers Jenny LoPiccolo, 
Leah Kring, Michael Royal, Jeanne Faucheux, John Perkins, Jenna Stowe, Stepher 
Hitchcock, Charlotte Crane, and Autumn Fredricks pour over the great classics 
such as Dante's Inferno and A Tale of Two Cities . Believe it or not, this was not 

required for a class. Photo by Cannon Kirby 



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Through the molding and 

melding of clay the Pottery Club 

ignites the creativity of all 

willing to participate 






An ancient ritual has been reborn 
lege, a tradition that has marked 
civilizations and uprooted creativity 
in potters of all worlds. The Pottery 
Club was started in order to pro- 
vide Covenant College students the 
opportunity to experience this time- 
honored tradition. 

Starting with nothing more than 
an old broken down electric kiln and 
an empty room in the Art Barn, the 
pottery club got $3,000 from the 
Senate for it's first semester of ex- 
istence. With that money, the club 
was able to get, among other 
things, two brand new electric 
pottery wheels; they fixed the 
broken down kiln and purchased 
1,000 pounds of clay to get 
started. The first semester was a 
slow one of getting set up and was 



at Covenant Col- low in participation. 




The Pottery Club was a favorite this year, and Angie 
Vasta was one of the teachers during many of the 
hours the art barn was open. Photo by Jill Muiiins 



The second semester, however, 
sprang to life with the pottery 
room being open seven days a 
week with "pottery teachers" avail- 
able to teach students willing to 
try working with clay as a medium. 
The club is continuing to grow with 
the construction of a wood burn- 
ing brick kiln outside the Art Barn. 
From now on, a place will be 
open for all students, from begin- 
ner to expert. They will be able to 
express themselves through the 
art of pottery from the time they 
are freshmen until after they 
graduate. The vision of the pot- 
tery club is to one day start an 
official pottery class, helping to fur- 
ther the prospect of Covenant Col- 
lege offering an art major. 



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By Angie Vasta and Ty Willison 



Relaxing Clubs 
87 



BASIC, 

recently reorganized, provides 
service through song 



Some upperclassmen may remember that B.A.S.I.C. 
was a club here at Covenant a few years ago. It was a 
support group for African Ameri- 
can students to fellowship together 
but it also included other races. 
B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers And Sisters In 
Christ) today still includes all races 
and ethnic backgrounds. The pur- 
pose of the club is to serve the Cov- 
enant community and impact the 
lives of individuals through song and 
service (Col. 3:16-17). Primarily 
gospel music is used as a way of 
doing this. During the month of Feb- 
ruary, B.A.S.I.C. engaged in sev- 
eral activities that were focused on 
Black History Month. This month 



was set aside so 
reminded of their 




Cupid (Vaden Cox] is surrounded by ladies in red (Beth 
Duke, Jessica Wilson, and June Webb) in the Great 
Hall on Valentine's Day when B.A.S.I.C. delivered singing 
telegrams to faculty, staff, and other students during 

lunch. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



that African Americans could b 
heritage and also so that other 
could be informed of it. The grou 
led a chapel service that consiste 
of various spirituals and poems the 
reflect upon the lives of those Afr 
can Americans who greatly contril 
uted to the development of thi 
country. In the same way, the pu 
pose of B.A.S.I.C. on the whole i 
to contribute to this country. In th 
same way, the purpose of B.A.S.I.C 
on the whole is to contribute to th 
campus the expressions of our lov 
for Jesus Christ through song t 
showing our love for one anothe 
Come join us! 



By June Webb and Pam Lucas 




Behind the scenes... Awaiting their parts in the spring play, Beth Duke listens It was just a pancake fire... Firefighters Brian Baxter, Steve Lindemann, 

to Paul Dreher, while Tim A. Larson and Sam Hettinger study. Many months of Kari Carlson, Kim Elmer, Eric Tuininga, Brian McKeon, and Wil Meiners rush 

preparation are necessary to perfect the Mineshaft Players' performances. to the scene (again) to save Carter from destruction. Students can volunteer 

Photo by Andy Mongomery for the fire department during their years at Covenant. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



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Suave, sophisticated politicians. Covenant College student Matthew Bryant 
aids Congressman Zach Wamp in his bid for a seat in the House. Though an 
attempt to form a Young Republican's club did not materialize, opportunities 

to engage in local political affairs Still abounded. Photo by anonymous bystander 







Various Olvbs 




Clean Plate Club 

(Left to Right]: Mathew Witherow, Bryan Counts, Sam White, Mike McDonald, 

Jessica Colvert. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 





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C.A.K.E. (Covenant Auto Klub Extraordinaire) 

(Left to Right): Scot Redpath, Luke Wynja, Joel Sell, Jack Story, Jonathan 
Brindley, Bob DeMarco, Evan Moore, Lydia Thompson, Brady King. Photo by 

Nancy Young 




B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers and Sisters In Christ) 

(Left to Right): June Webb, Lizzie Neuhoff, Sarai Ussery-Perez, Pam Lucas, 
Laini Young, Blessing Oguntebi, Joanna Hastings, Jennifer Bajuelo. Photo by 

Jennifer Shaw 



Mineshaft Players 

(Left to Right) Back Row: Jolene Moore, Kathy Vaughn, Sarai Ussery-Perez, 
Sharon Davis, Tim A. Larson, Jessica Wallis. Middle Row: Grace White, Laura 
Mehne. Front Row: Michael D. Walters, Megan Vanderhart, Paul Dreher, Beth 
Duke, Bill Higgins, Jeannette DiBernardo. Photo by Jennifer Show 

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Chorale 

(Left to Right) Back Row: Ken Langley, Shannon Kiser, Albert Leavengood, John Porter, Marcus Mininger, Nathan Carlson, Luke Wynja, David Kaufmann, 
Bill Anderson, Dan Steere, John Ragland, Thomas Andreas, Brian Delmar. Third Row: Jon Larson, Travis Knight, John Livingston, Tim Gregson, Matt 
Kickasola, Danny Patterson, James Richardson, Steve Lindemann, Tim A. Larson, Nathan Brauer, Jonathan Hastings, Ben Baxter. Second Row: Kim 
Crocker, Dana Hopson, Olivia Pugh, Walker White, Scharlie Frame, Carey Kisling, Emily McCampbell, Ruth Grossman, Beth Duke, Skye Parrish, Mynam 
Jones, Summer Ray, Sarah Barker. Front Row: Dr. Hamm, Rachel Tilley, Amy Hudson, Jessica Wallis, Laura Bursi, Shannon Carraher, Amanda Floyd, 
Miriam Mwana, Christy Carlson, Megan VanderHart, Christy Hull, Erin Farquhar, Joanna Hastings. Photo by professional photographer 







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Madrigals 

(Left to Right] Back Row:James Richardson, Shannon Kiser, Emily McCampbell, Danny Patterson, Mr. Friberg, Dr. Hamm, Matt Kickasola, Julie Sherbon, 

Travis Knight, Amy Moffitt, Tim Gregson. 

Front row: John Livingston, Skye Parrish, Mynam Jones, Wendy Harder, Jessica Wallis, Rachel Tilley, Jeremy Hutson. Photo by anonymous bystander 



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Symphonette 

(Left to Right) Back Row: Matthew Bryant, John Drake, Kim Honaker, Albert Leavengood, Naomi Turner, Carolyn Hodgson, Amber Temple, Jennifer 
LoPiccolo, Dr. Monroe, Eric Hanson. Third Row: Jacinto Cobos, Barbara Clark Acuff, Stephen Panchadd, Megan Toms, Penny Phillips, Bethany Weston, 
Sarah Armes, Christy Carlson, Sarah McWilliams, Marcus Mininger, Kimberly Moore, Rob Peck, Campbell Silman. Second Row: Shauna DeBoer, Kara 
Griffith, Kim Elliot, Brian Liv, Kevin Magnuson, Sharon Davis, Mathew Witherow, June Webb, Lisa Hood. First Row: Ben Baxter, Sarah Barker, Elizabeth 
Wynja, Tamera Alley, Rebecca Janda, Lesley Monroe, Suzanne Sims, Jeanette DiBernardo. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




Brass Choir 

(Left to Right] Back Row: Albert Leavengood, John Drake, Kevin Magnuson, Campbell Silman, Marcus Mininger, Rob Peck, Mathew Witherow. Front Row: 
Kim Honaker, Lisa Hood, June Webb, Sharon Davis, Kimberly Moore, Sarah McWilliams. Photo by Jennifer Shan 



Music Department 
91 



Organizations 



Kathy Pinner looks on with an approving smile as Laura Childs ar 
John Ragland practice their ballroom dancing. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




Backpackers Alice Belz, Debbie Marshall, Sarah Paulk, Greg Thompson, 
Josh Hinman, Matt Lmdley, Liz Sands, and Lydia Thompson wake up to 
a surprise of snow on the fall trip to Savage Gulf State Park. Photo by 

Rachel DeVries 

Colorguard members, Jenny LoPiccolo, Sarah McWilliams, and Kim 
Honaker converse with each other after their halftime performance. 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

Who would ever guess that Stoplight Cafe would include a test of your 
coordination? Entertainment between songs takes the strangest of 

forms. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




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Emily McCampbell, Joanna Hastings, Miriam Mwarvia, Rachel Tilley, 
and Shannon Carraher take time to do a little shopping and sightseeing 
on Chorale Tour in a small Vermont town. Photo by Amy Hudson 

MK's, Tim A. Larson, Sarah Armes, Esther Herron, Greg Wilhelm all 
scream for ICECREAM at a social held at the Pettit's house. Photo by 

Rinnie Meiners 




Geremy Dolan, Angie Vasta, and Kim Collins take a break from a busy 
day and spend time talking to women at the Widow's luncheon. Photo by 

Jennifer Shaw 

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ARTICLE BY JANNEKE COUNTS 



Growth inevitably 
brings change. And the 
growth occurring in the sports 
programs at Covenant has indeed 
introduced transitional aspects into the 
otherwise traditional programs. The tra- 
ditions of commitment, perseverance, 
and excellence continue to dominate as 
the changes brought about by young, 
fresh, new "blood" bubble to the surface. 
From basketball to volleyball, transitions 
(changes) co-exist with established tra- 
ditions. 

Although steeped in tradition, many of 
the individual sports programs have un- 
dergone change. Both the men's and 




women s soccer pro- 
grams experienced a tran- 
sitional year as many freshmen 
joined the ranks. The cross-country 
team bid farewell to Coach Taylor while 
the volleyball team welcomed new coach, 
Kimberly Hayes, to the team. Both the 
men's and women's basketball teams ex- 
perienced little change and instead, built 
upon the return of several starters. 

Growth and maturity naturally evoke a 
response. Transitions occur as the tradi- 
tions are challenged and perfected. The 
sports programs have endured these 
growing pains in their quest for continual 
improvement. 



Senior sweeper Teddy Sinn was an imposing figure 
for Scot opponents over the past four years. Photo by 

Jennifer Shaw 



After cruising to a 2-0 victory ouer Tennessee 
Temple, the Scots take time to thank the Scotland 

Yard crowd. Photo by Nathan Post 




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Article by Josh Good 




The fall of '96 was a growing season for 
this year's Varsity Scots. With only one re- 
turning senior starter, Captain Teddy Sinn, 
the team's seventeen-game journey contained 
both highs and lows. 

Highlights of the season accompanied a 
thrilling 4-4 tie against 7th nationally-ranked 
Birmingham Southern, a team that went on 
to play in this year's NAIA National Final at 
Legion Field in Alabama. Tied at the end of 
regulation, Covenant's men rallied to a 4-2 
lead before Birmingham tied the match at the 
close of the second overtime period. 

A decisive 2-0 victory over longtime ri- 
val Lee College was another impressive 
match for the Scots. Several last-minute 
comebacks in matches, especially against 
Transylvania University and Anderson Col- 
lege, showed a great deal of persistence for 
the young squad. 

But the season contained several setbacks 
as well. Bryan College, who had previously 




Back Row: Stephen Hitchcock, Kurt Halvorson, Teddy Sinn, Anthony Tucker 

Fourth Row: James Goodman, Daniel Herron, Aaron Tolson, Jackson Alexander, Ian Mattice 

Third Row: Jason Trimiew, Matt Kimbrell, Josh Good, Ike Reeder, Jake Bye, Cory Carpenter 

Second Row: Matt Cobb, Zack Hughes, Scott Noll, Sam Hettinger, Chris Moore, Ben Collison, Coach 

Brian Crossman 

Front Row: Josh Hager, Jarred Taylor, Todd McMillan, Andrew Cook, Daniel Steere 

Photo by Jennifer Sham 

Before a match versus rival Berry College, the Covenant Scots prepare with their ceremonial huddle 

and Chant. Photo by Andy Montgomery 



never beaten (and indeed never scored on) 
Covenant College in their school history, fi- 
nally defeated the Scots in a closely-played 
1-0 victory on the Scots' home turf. That 
match, combined with a loss to TVAC com- 
petitor Bluefield College, gave Covenant the 
3rd place ranking as they headed into the con- 
ference playoffs. There, a disappointing loss 
3-1 loss in the tournament's opening round 
ended the Scots hopes of securing the the 
conference title. 

Several individual Scots received post- 
season honors, however. Junior goalkeeper 
Todd McMillan was named First Team All- 
Conference, and Sophomores Stephen Hitch- 
cock and Anthony Tucker were honored as 
Second Team All-Conference players. Cap- 
tain Teddy Sinn was named a Second Team 
All-South player, and Jesse Montgomery, 
Josh Good, and Chris Moore were named 
Academic All-Americans. 



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Scot's Scores 




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Berry College 




9-03 


Brewton-Parker College 


9-07 


King College 


9-11 


Martin Methodist College 


9-14 


Milligan College 


9-18 


Lee College 


9-21 


Tennessee Wesleyan College 


9-24 


Tennessee Temple University 


9-27 


Cumberland College 


9-28 


Transylvania University 


10-02 


Birmingham Southern College 


10-05 


Bluefield College 


10-08 


Bryan College 


10-12 


Montreat College 


10-19 


Piedmont College 


10-21 


Anderson College 


10-26 


Tusculum College 


11-08 


TVAC Conference Semi-Finals 


11-09 


TVAC Conference Champion 




ship 


11-16 


Regional Championship 



Men's Soccer 
97 



Senior Sarah Duble, one of the few remaining Lady 
Scots from the club team of 1993, provided leader- 
ship to a freshmen-laden team. Photo by Andy Montgom 
ery 

Sweeper Jill Hancock anchorecf a strong defense 
that surrendered only nine goals on the season, four 
of which occurred after the first game. Photo by Jenni- 
fer Shaw 




The overall play of center midfielder Kim Brock was instrumental in the Lady Scots 10-3 campaign, 
including a nine game winning streak to close out the regular season. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




Article by Coach Mark Duble 



The Lady Scots moved into the fall of 
1 996 with several things that would never 
be the same again after the season ended. 
This would be the final year that a player 
from Covenant's club team would be on 
the squad. All the ladies who had started 
their college playing careers as club play- 
ers were graduating. Katie Hohenberger, 
Sarah Duble, Kate Luedde, Samantha 
Mitchell, Chandra Solle, these were the 
final bunch of building blocks that our 
womens' program was built on. Thank 
you ladies for your contribution to the 
team and the school. 




The transition was made and a new tra- 
dition began. The Lady Scots will always 
be varsity players thanks to the work of 
club players who held the team idea to- 
gether early in it's existence. The best 
standard set by our outgoing seniors was 
a visit into the top 25 in the nation in the 
NAIA. With a record of 12-4, and wins 
over number 1 5 Midway, and all TVAC 
opponents the Lady Scots ended their 
third varsity season as the Independent 
Group Champions and earned a second 
trip to the region playoffs in as many years. 

Well done Ladies. 



Back Row: Stacey Ogburn, Katie Hohenberger, Kim Brock, Chandra Solle, Kate Luedde, Sarah Lown, 
Elizabeth Hastie, Beth Owens, Katie May, Jill Hancock, Dawn Swinney, Maija Iverts, Lisa Weir 
Front Row: Sarah Duble, Kim Rollins, Kathryn Voight, Rachel Powell, Polly Johnson, Samantha Mitchell, 
Erin Harris, Beth Gasaway, Rachel Jimenez, Sarah Donaldson 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 





Scot's Scores 


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8-3 1 University of Mobile 




9-07 Carson-Newman College 




9- 1 1 Birmingham Southern College 




9- 1 4 Anderson College 




9-17 Lee College 




9-20 UTC 




9-2 1 Tennessee Wesleyan College 




9-27 Union College 




9-28 Lindsey Wilson College 




10-05 Midway College 




10-12 Montreat College 




10-16 Mary ville College 




10-26 Martin Methodist College 




10-31 Tusculum College 




11-08 Independent Group 




Semifinals 




1 1 -09 Independent Group Finals 




11-15 Regional Semifinals 


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11-16 Regional Finals 


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Coaches Mark Duble and James "Bones" VanSteenburg, both former Covenant standouts, guided 
the Lady Scots to the Regional Semi-Finals, where they lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to host Berry College. 

Photo by Jennifer Shan 



Women's Soccer 



99 



The Covenant Scots Joe Kaufmann, dave 
Kaufmann, Rhett Bentson, Mark Wallace, 
Jeremy Jones, Phil Gelston, and Dan 
Emersonspot rival Lee an early lead, before 
squashing them in the overall standings. Photo 

by Nathan Post 



Scot's Scores 



OPPONENT 



9-07 

9-14 

9-21 

9-28 

10-05 

10-12 

10-26 

11-02 

11-16 



Covenant Dual Meet 
Carson-Newman Invitational 
Lee College Classic 
Greensboro Invitational 
Georgia State Championships 
Oglethorpe University 
Covenant Invitational 
Mid-South Regional Meet 
NAIA National Championships 




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A solitary Joe Kaufmann sprints up the final hill on 

the way to the finish line. Photo by Nathan Post 

Dave Kaufmann, Joe Kaufmann, and Jeremy 
Jones engage in pre-race stretching and mental 

preparation . Photo by Nathan Post 



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By the Cross-Country Team ■ 

After two seasons of break-through 
success, the 1996 Scots suffered a set- 
back in the loss of key seniors to gradu- 
ation and top runner Phil Gelston to in- 
jury. So the rookies were called upon to 
fill in the holes. Newcomers Wil 
Meiners, Dave Kaufmann, and Mark 
Wallace all made significant contribu- 
tions. Another big addition to the cross- 
country program this season was Eddy 
Hilger, who joined David Taylor as co- 
coach. (Hilger was instrumental in tak- 
ing the program to a higher level two 
years ago when he was the team's cap- 
tain and top runner.) He will take over 
as head coach next season as the team 
says good-bye to Coach Taylor. (Under 
Taylor the men's program has become 
the best in the conference.) Now Hilger 
hopes to take the team to an even higher 
level. The 1997 season looks promising 
with the return of Gelston and four of 
the top five runners. 





Back Row: Wil Meiners, Rhett Bentson, Dave Kaufmann, Jeremy Jones, Rob Peck 

Front Row: Assistant Coach Eddy Hilger, Travis Knight, Joe Kaufmann, Mark Wallace, Coach David Taylc 

Photo by Andy Montgomery 



Covenant's top runner Phil Gelston will look to 
dominate the competition next year after an injury- 
prone '96 campaign. Photo by Nathan Post 



Men's Cross-Country 



101 



Lady Scot runners, Leah Behm, Naomi Turner, 
Rachel Whitehead, Sarah Knox, Sarah Talanco, 
and Catherine Middendorf, stretch out and cool 
down after a grueling home meet. Photo by Nathan 

Post 



Scot's Scores 



OPPONENT 



9-07 

9-14 

9-21 

9-28 

10-05 

10-12 

10-26 

1 1 -02 

11-16 



Covenant Dual Meet 
Carson-Newman Invitational 
Lee College Classic 
Greensboro Invitational 
Georgia State Championships 
Oglethorpe University 
Covenant Invitational 
Mid-South Regional Meet 
NAIA National Championships 






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placed 257th at Nationals in 20:45, her personal 

best. Photo by Nathan Post 



After a rainy, stormy meet the Lady Scots, Rebe- 
kah Cameron. Catherine Middendorf, Sarah Knox, 
Naomi Turner, Carolyn Hubbard, Sarah Talarico, Leah 
Behm and Rinnie Meiners, give the "thumbs-up" while 
drying off in the Covenant Grounds building. Photo by 

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By Rinnie Meiners 



Thighs screaming and lungs gasping, 
the women's cross-country team finished 
one more successful season of excellent 
running. Encouraged by Coach Taylor, 
as well as new co-coach, Eddy Hilger, 
the women had an exciting year. Led by 
captains Catherine Middendorf and 
Emily McCampbell, the women grew 
close to each other through weekly pre- 
race prayer times, as well as countless 
miles together. Their theme of unity and 
encouragement was seen in their pack- 
attacks, and on the track and other diffi- 
cult runs. 

The cross-country team started the year 
with the traditional run at Racoon Moun- 
tain. Practice contained added variety 
this year, with weekly visits to the Na- 
ture Center and Ridgeland track, as well 
as the usual bluff runs, combined with 
other Lookout Mountain runs. 

With the loss of their top runner, Abby 
Reeder, no one was sure how the 



women's cross-country team would do. 
Yet with the return of runners Catherine 
Middendorf, Carolyn Hubbard, Naomi 
Turner, Mary Miner, Leah Behm, Emily 
McCampbell and Rebekah Cameron, as 
well as new runners Sarah Talarico, 
Rachel Whitehead, Rinnie Meiners and 
Sarah Knox, the team did very well. They 
had the highest win-loss record of all the 
athletic teams this fall, 35-1 1 . They came 
in first in two meets and placed well in 
the rest of their meets. The team placed 
a disappointing fifth in Regionals, but 
were excited to send sophomore Carolyn 
Hubbard to Nationals where she placed 
257th with a personal record of 20:45. 

The women's cross-country team is 
looking forward to an exciting season 
next year. They are losing three runners, 
Emily McCampbell, Rachel Whitehead, 
and Rinnie Meiners, and are anticipating 
the addition of some excellent new run- 
ners. 




Back Row: Assistant Coach Eddy Hilger, Rachel Whitehead, Emily McCampbell, Catherine Middendorf, 

Sarah Knox, Coach David Taylor 

Front Row: Rebekah Cameron, Naomi Turner, Leah Behm, Carolyn Hubbard, Rinnie Meiners, Mary Miner 

Photo by Andy Montgomery 




Catherine Middendorf and Carolyn Hubbard were 
often seen at the front of the pack during this past 

season. Photo by Nathan Post 



Women's Cross-Country 



103 



Despite an injury riddled season, junior Lisa 
Franklin, shown here just before a potential spike, 

bounced back With a Strong finish. Photo by Cannon 

An imposing force at the net, sophomore Sarah 
Vonhof finished second in the conference in kills and 

fourth in attacks. Photo by Cannon Kirby 




Four year starter Tricia Tucker closed out her stellar career in 1996 ranked third in the conference in 

assists for the Season. Photo by Cannon Kirby 



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The fall of '96 was a transitional and 
rebuilding season for this year's Lady 
Scots volleyball team. With first year 
coach, Kimberlee Hays, who came to us 
from Bryan College, along with a team 
that did not have much experience on the 
court with one another there were 
changes to adjust to. Despite the transi- 
tions, the ladies came together, grew as 
a team, and played hard. 

The Lady Scots finished fifth in the 
TVAC conference this season. A high- 
light of the season includes starting off 
very strong in an opening tournament at 



the University of the South. Also, de- 
feating rival Bryan College in extremely 
close matches both on home turf as well 
as on their court was a definite highlight. 
The ladies also played very strong against 
nationally ranked Lee College. 

Seniors Tricia Tucker, Amy Huffine, 
and Ashley Brown will be greatly 
missed. Each one of them has left 
behind a legacy of truly working 
hard and being committed. Next 
season brings more transition and 
rebuilding, but the Lady Scots will be a 
strong team once again. 




Back Row: Assistant Coach Dave Franklin, Lisa Franklin, Sarah Sligh, Allison Fekete, Tricia Tucker, Jenny 

Davis, Coach Kimberlee Hays 

Front Row: Amy Huffine, Lisa Faries, Ashley Brown, Sarah Vonhof, Heather McCauley, Jessica Doerfel 

Photo by Andy Montgomery 



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Tennessee Temple University 


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Clinch Valley College 


L 


Bluefield College 


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Bryan College 


L 


Milligan College 


L 


King College 


W 


Clinch Valley College 


L 


Bluefield College 


L 


Martin Methodist College 


W 


Tennessee Temple University 


L 


Montreat College 


W 


Bryan College 


L 


University of the South 


L 


Lee College 


L 


King College 


L 


Milligan College 


L 


Lee College 


W 


Piedmont College 


L 


Montreat College 


W 


Piedmont College 



Last year, Coach Kimberlee Hays played volleyball for Bryan College. This year, she coached the Lady 

Scots squad. Photo by Cannon Kirby 



Volleyball 
105 



Jake Wails banks in an easy lay-up With a soft 
shooting touch, Walls was the Scots top outside 

shooting threat. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

"Hang Time!" Senior co-captain Brian Giroux takes 
control in the late minutes of the game. Although the 
Scots primary ball handler, he still averaged 12. 

ppg . Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




In his final year with the Scots, Senior co-captain Jeremy Luther averaged 16.2 ppg, garnering All- 
Conference team honors. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

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By Coach Ken Brooks 




The 1996-97 season for the men's bas- 
ketball team proved once again the old 
adage in sport that there is a fine line be- 
tween winning and losing. The Scots 
returned four starters from the 1995-96 
team which finished 14-6 in the TVAC 
conference, good enough for second 
place and the Scots highest finish ever. 
Expectations were high, but several fac- 
tors inhibited the Scots from repeating the 
success of a year ago. Numerous inju- 
ries to key personnel as well as an ex- 
tremely tough schedule were primary rea- 
sons why the Scots completed the year 
with a 12-23 overall record and 8-10 in 
the TVAC conference. The Scots non- 
conference schedule included competi- 
tion against seven nationally ranked op- 
ponents as well as NCAA I member 



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I opponents. The team finally got 
healthy towards the end of the year 
which resulted in better play. The 
Scots made it to the semi-finals of its 
conference tournament and lost a 
hard-fought double overtime thriller 
against Virginia Intermont. This game 
was for a bid to the national tournament. 
Leading scorers for the year were Jer- 
emy Luther (16.8 ppg), Brian Giroux 
(12.5 ppg), Matt Davis and Jake Walls 
(10.2 ppg). Walls finished the year 
shooting .513 from three point range 
which was good enough for fifth in 
the country and Jeremy Luther was 
named to the All-Conference team. 
The Scots finished ranked 14th na- 
tionally in free throw shooting at .73 1 . 



Back Row: Coach Ken Brooks, Jake Walls, Cedric Thomas, Mike Vonhof, Matt Davis, Sean Hildebrandt, 

Trainer Elizabeth Gurney, Manager Danny Gerhardt 

Front Row: Seth Toner, Clint Ball, Joey Logterman, Jeremy Luther, Brian Giroux, John Weaver, Jon Maffet 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Scot's Scores 




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79-57 Bryan College 




70-73 Clinch Valley College 


69-75 Virginia Intermont College 


86-61 King College 


76-71 Milligan College 


67-82 King College 


71-81 Milligan College 


75-80 Tennesse Weslyan 


84-75 Alice Lloyd 


63-61 Bryan College 


78-77 Montreat College 


76-59 Clinch Valley College 


67-74 Virginia Intermont College 


70-74 Tennessee Weslyan 



Junior transfer Matt Davis wowed the crowd throughout the season with his high-flying dunks and shot 

blocking Skills. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Men's Basketball 
107 



Team MVP and Ail-American honorable men- 
tion Angela Heisig returned from a knee injury 
to lead the Lady Scots to a first-ever berth in the 

NAIA National Tournament. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Scot's Scores 




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74-56 


Tennessee Temple 




95-63 


Bryan College 


89-88 


King College 


89-62 


Virginia Intermont College 


69-68 


Clinch Valley College 


71-82 


Milligan College 


90-67 


Lee College 


79-57 


Tennessee Temple 


79-86 


Milligan College 


90-91 


Tennessee Wesleyan College 


90-59 


King College 


89-62 


Alice Lloyd College 


73-63 


Bryan College 


103-65 


Montreat College 


102-97 


Clinch Valley College 


89-76 


Virginia Intermont College 


71-80 


Tennessee Wesleyan College 


87-72 


Bluefield College 


59-56 


Alice Lloyd College 


88-67 


Montreat College 


100-65 


Bluefield College 


74-63 


Clinch Valley College 


86-80 


Tennessee Wesleyan College 


65-96 


Milligan College 




After one of her team-high 3.18 steals per game, 
junior transfer Crystal Anderson drives to the hoop 

for a lay-up. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

With a literal "kick-out" pass to a teammate, 

Kim Klein shows quick reflexes. She returned mid- 
way through the season to provide senior leadership 

despite past knee injuries. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



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By Kim Klein 



This season was an incredible one for 
the Lady Scots. After a 10-18 overall 
record last season, the Lady Scots were 
able to turn that record around to an im- 
pressive 21-7. The Lady Scots also im- 
proved their TVAC Conference record 
from a year ago at 9- 1 1 , to this year's 14- 
4, and a third-place regular season finish. 
Perhaps the greatest accomplishment for 
the Lady Scots this season was a trip to 
the NAIA Division II National Tourna- 
ment in Angola, Indiana. This was the 
first time in Covenant's history for the 
Lady Scots. 

This season was a lot of firsts for the 
Lady Scots. Besides going to the Na- 
tional Tournament, the Lady Scots re- 
corded the most victories in the school's 
history in the TVAC. It was also the first 
time the Lady Scots had ever finished 



higher than fifth place in the TVAC. The 
third place finish allowed the team to host 
the first round game of the conference 
playoffs, again the first time ever. They 
recorded two TVAC playoff wins. One 
of the wins was an upset to Tennessee 
Wesleyan, who finished second during 
the regular season in the TVAC. The sec- 
ond place finish in the tournament earned 
the Lady Scots a trip to Angola. 

The success of the team this year was 
due to the determination of the senior 
class to "Aim for Angola" and the hard 
work and dedication of everyone on the 
team. Next season looks promising as 
the Lady Scots return three starters. They 
will once again look to finish high in the 
conference and earn a chance to partici- 
pate in the NAIA Division II National 
Tournament. 




Back Row: Laranda Mullinax, Destiny Rahrer, Coach Sue Rowe, Charity Anderson, Coach Tami Smialek, 
Heather Hammond, Kristy Clark 

Front Row: Manager Angi Grady, Crystal Anderson, Jennifer Brown, Angela Heisig, Jodi Krieg, Kim Klein 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




Freshman phenom Kristy Clark garnered All-Fresh- 
man and All-Conference honors in the TVAC while 
leading the Lady Scots in scoring, 3-pt FG % and FT 

%. Photo by Jennifer Shan 



Women's Basketball 



109 



Men's Intramural Soccer 



Get that out of here! Joseph Nichols sends the 

ball back hard the Other Way. Photo by Andy Mont- 
gomery 



Men's Intramural Soccer Champions: 

James "Bones" VanSteenburg, Jr., Dave Harkins, Xavier Cabezas, 

Jeremy Davis Photo by Andy Montgomery 



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Caught off balance by Xavier Cabezas, Nathan Clark seeks to recover the ball. 

Photo by Andy Montgomery 

Looking to pass, Dave Kaufmann brings the ball up the floor. Photo by Andy 

Montgomery 



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Women's 
Intramural Soccer 



After receiving the pass, Franceses Kellogg prepares to take another shot 

On goal. Photo by Andy Montgomery 

Defense is the key! Elizabeth Robeson tries to get the offense going with her 

Stellar defense. Photo by Andy Montgomery 




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Women's Intramural Soccer Champions: 

Back Row: Coach Travis Horton, Emily Martin, Jessica Lodge, Laurel Tolson, Courtney Wismer, Darcee 

Nevin, Maria Deutschmann, Angie Kinsey, Coach Jake Walls 

Front Row: Jessica Fisher, Laini Young, Vicki Brown, Lisa Mortellaro, Liz Sands 

Photo by Andy Montgomery 



RA us. RA! Mandy Brown decides the best way 
to get the ball past Colby Mason. Photo by Andy 

Montgomery 



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"The air up there!" Andy Rowe rises up for the Brandon Justice stops Daniel McKinney's attempt at a basket. 

jump Shot. Photo by Jennifer Shaw Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




Men's Intramural Basketball Champions: 

Back Row: Dan Emerson, Phil Howlett, Troy Duble, Dave Taylor, 
Phil Gelston, Dave Kaufmann, Wil Meiners, Toby Riggs 
Front Row: Jeremy Jones, Eddy Hilger, Rob Peck 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

Running full speed, Travis Poortinga puts the move on Marty 

Marquis On his Way to the basket. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



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Women's 
Intramural Basketball 



"Taking it to the rack!" Laurel Usher drives hard to the basket. Photo by Jennifer 

Shaw 




Women's Intramural Basketball Champions: 

Back Row: Coach Jake Walls, Angie Kinsey, Darcee Nevin, Sarah Vonhof, Skye Parrish, Maria 
Deutschmann, Lisa Franklin, Allison Fekete 
Front Row: Liz Sands, Emily Martin, Laini Young 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Michelle Seda puts on her game face. There 
is no fooling around for Michelle when she comes 

to play intramural basketball. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

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Intramural Volleyball 



Intramural Volleyball Champions: 
Keeping her eye on the ball, Jenny Davis pre- Back row: Seth Toner, Kirk Shore, Josh Keck, Rob Wackes. Front row: Skye Parrish, Katie Akin, Allison 
pares to unleash a nasty serve. Photo by Jennifer Fekete, Jenny Davis. 

shaw Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




Putting the ball in perfect position, Chanty Anderson sets her teammate up 

for the Spike. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



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Dropping back to pass, Mark Wallace searches for an open receiver. Photo 

by Andy Montgomery 

Stiff arm! Bryan Arrington tries to avoid a pursuing Ray Hellings. Photo by 
Andy Montgomery 



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Men's Intramural Football Champions: 

Back row: Rich Hess, Ray Hellings, Mallory Dean 

Front row: Danny Gerhardt, Rob Wackes, Jeff Dennison, Scott Parrish, Kirk Shore, Daryl Fagan, Sam 

Spirtosanto, Tim Johnson, Mark Wallace 

Photo by Andy Montgomery 



Spinning away from one tackier, Dave Franklin 

looks for more yardage. Photo by Andy Montgomery 



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Various Intramural Sports 



Kathleen Gulick does a full back dive for 

first down. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Women's Intramural Cross-country Champions: 

Back row: Beth Owens, Elizabeth Robeson, Sarah Sligh, Katie Hohenberger 
Front row: Leah Behm, Rachel Powell, Sarah Lown 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




Men's 3 on 3 Champions: 

Kirk Shore, Sean Hildebrandt, Jeff Dennison, Dr. Ken Brooks 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

Intramural Badminton Champions: 

Kurt Halvorsen, Kevin McQuillen 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



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Kurt Haluorsen demonstrates that badminton is a sport of agility and 

finesse. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

Women's 3 on 3 Champions: 

Skye Parrish, Emily Martin, Coach Travis Horton, Laini Young, Angie Kinsey 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 





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Women's Intramural Football Champions: Huff puff! David Yleah and Lang Martin coast 

Jenny LoPiccolo, Allison Fekete, Laurel Tolson, Emily Martin, Coach Joey Logterman, Lisa Franklin, Darcee into the finish line at the intramural cross-coun- 
Nevin, Christy Brewer, Laini Young try meet. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

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After another big cross-country meet, the Lady Scots do their cool- 
down exercises. Photo by Andy Montgomery 




Hustling to beat the defender from Midway, Chandra Solle chases after 

the retreating ball. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

Hoping to ace the opponent with a powerful serve, Ashley Brown sets 

Up tO hit the ball. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

Turning the ball upfield, Jackson Alexander eludes the defender from 

Berry. Photo by Andy Montgomery 



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Leaving the competition behind, Mark Wallace and Dan Emerson press 

On in the Covenant Invitational. Photo by Andy Montgomery 

In a sudden move to fool the defender, Joey Logterman explodes toward 

the basket. Photo by Jennifer Sham 




Driving the baseline, Jennifer Brown looks to avoid the double-team. 

Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Sports Candids 
119 



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SECTION COMPILED BY KIM COLLINS, JANNEKE COUNTS, AND RACHEL DEVRIES 
ARTICLE BY TIM MARSHALL 



"Anybody up for a 
'Blink run,'?" comes the 
faithful call of Mark Krieg to his 
hallmates each night at 1 1 :30. "How 
'bout a trip to Krispy Kreme," chimes 
another. What would college be without 
spontaneity? In an environment where 
we learn just as much from each other as 
we do in class, it is such a blessing to be 
surrounded by people. Whether it be an 
extended conversation in the Great Hall 
(to the point where they come and collect 
your trays) or a relaxing chat in the lobby, 
fellowship is a big part of the Covenant 
experience. 




While some things 
will never change, like 
"study groups" that never get 
around to studying; some things in 
our lives are bound to change. Many 
transformations take place in people's 
lives during theirtime at Covenant, rang- 
ing from spiritual growth to the budding 
of life-long friendships. This year saw 
the arrival of "the class of the new mil- 
lennium." Freshmen adjusted to life on 
their own, while seniors drew a close to 
their formal education and set out to 
conquer "the real world." 



Elizabeth (Betsy) Kay Anderson 

Minneapolis, MN 

Bible 

Minor: Education 

"Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then 

work, work, work till we die. " C.S. Lewis 



Kristen Andrews 

Suffolk, VA 

Elementary Education 

7 know it's a month late, hut can I still turn this in?" 




Christina Rose Apperson 

Laurel, MD 

Sociology 

Minors: Counseling, Philosophy 

'Mawidge is a dweam wiffin a dweam. " The Archdean from the 

Princess Bride 



Bryan Keith Arrington 

Salem, VA 

Business 

Minors: Math, Marketing 

"That is pure skeet! " 



Michelle Elizabeth Baldwin 

Clinton, TN 

Business 

Minor: Marketing 

'Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of 

your heart. " Psalm 37:4 



Elisabeth Ann Barker 

St. Louis, MO 

IDS (Philosophy, History, Art) 

"There has to be an invisible sun; 

it gives us hope when the whole day's done. " Police 




Jody Anne Schickedanz Barrett 

Norcross, GA 

IDS (Sociology, Education, Youth Ministries) 

"Thank you, Jesus, joyous Son. " 



Alice Belz 

Asheville, NC 

Environmental Biology 

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. " 

Psalm 2:5 




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Jeffrey Alan Bennett 

Audubon, NJ 

History 

"/ am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, 

even though he dies. " John 10:25 

Kjirstin Augusta Bentson 

Woodbridge, VA 

Mathematics 

Minor: Education 

"It's just my imagination running wild and too fast, but I know it 

won 't defeat me. " Erasure 




Londa Jill Bragdon 

Greenville, SC 
Elementary Education 

"Oh, I can 't think about that today. I'll think about that tomor- 
row. " 



Mary Kay Bratcher 

Nashville, TN 

English, Secondary Education 

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man 's best friend. Inside a dog, it's 

too dark to read. " Groucho Marx 




Amanda Joan Brown 

Gulf Breeze, FL 
Sociology 
Minor: Bible 

"My soul finds rest in God alone. " Psalm 62:1 



Ashley Bennett Brown 

Naples, FL 
Psychology 
"An ending is a beginning in itself. " 




Jennifer Maureen Brown 

Winters Park, FL 

IDS (Psychology, Education, Physical Education) 

"We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the 

road; they get run down. " Anuerin Beuan 

Victoria Janette Brown 

Miami, FL 

Elementary Education (P-5) 

"The foolishness of God is wiser than man 's wisdom, and the 
weakness of God is stronger than man 's strength. " 
I Corinthians 1:25 

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William Jeffrey Bryson 

Flintstone, GA 

Clinical Psychology 

Wo regrets, only lessons learned. " 



Jennifer Anne Calvert 

Baltimore, MD 
Elementary Education 
Minor: Art 
'He will do better for thee than thou with all thy care and solici- 
tude can do for thyself. " Anon. 17 1 H 




Jessica Leal Colvert 

Tuscaloosa, AL 

Psychology 

Minor: Biology 

'Have a good day and give a good day. " S.H. 



Ryan William Corrigan 

Jackson, MO 

History 

Minor: Philosophy 

'Force binds for a time; education enchains forever. " 

Vietnamese proverb 




Peter Nathaniel Davis 

Mechanicsburg, PA 

History 

Minor: Philosophy 

'Do not talk with empty words; Do what you believe in. " 

Mao Zedong 



Jeremy Thomas Deutschmann 

Walker, IA 

Business 

'To most people nothing is more troublesome than the effort of 

thinking. " James Biyce 





Maria Elizabeth Deutschmann 

Walker, IA 

History, Secondary Education 

'So much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain 

water beside the white chickens. " William Carlos William 



Joel David Doerfel 

Norman, OK 
History; IDS (English, Philosophy, Science) 




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Cara Lynn Dolenz 

St. Louis, MO 

Business Administration 

"Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee. " F.R. 

Haver gal 



Sarah Leslie Duble 

Lookout Mountain, GA 

Elementary Education (Middle Grades) 

"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand 

and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. " Isaiah 41:13 




Alysse Michelle ElHage 

Panama City Beach, FL 

English 

"Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding; in all 

your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. " 

Proverbs 3:5-6 



Joshua Paul Emerson 

Boulder, CO 

Business 

Minor: Military Science 

"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. 




Joy Ann Emerson 

Ohlawaha, FL 
Elementary Education 
"Trust God in all things. 



Luke Edward Emerson 

Compton, CO 

Biz-to-the-OLOGY 

Minor: Precious 

"The Legend lives. " Pimp Dog 




Heather Marie Erickson 

South San Francisco, CA 

History 

Minor: Spanish 

"All the diamonds in the world that mean anything to me are 

conjured up by wind and sunlight sparkling on the sea. " Bruce 

Cockburn 

Heather Christine Ferngren 

Corvallis, OR 
English 

Minor: Philosophy 

"/ cannot rest from travel; I will drink life to the lees. " Tennyson 

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By Michael D. Walters 



Ready 



Battle 

The class of '97 
is prepared to 

take on the 
challenges of a 
changing world 



When the 1997 senior class of Cov- 
enant College leaves this institu- 
tion in May and enters the "real world," 
some things will not be missed. We will 
not miss dodging pieces of the exterior 
of Carter Hall's tower as they plummet 
towards us. We will not miss the acous- 
tics of the chapel which cause a thou- 
sand echoes for every word spoken, giv- 
ing many students the illusion that the 
speaker has started to speak in tongues. 
And we will definitely not miss that first 
semester of Self in Society, ugh. But with 
these gripes aside, we are indebted to 
Covenant College, the faculty and staff, 
and to the Lord for helping us continue 
to mature. 

We are a class in the midst of cultural 
transition. In this twisted postmodern 
world, the old is subject to deconstruction 
by our culture. As Christians growing 
up here, we have been subjected to 
postmodernism and influenced by it 
whether we realize it or not. 

In the face of this adversity, our minds 
have been spurred on to new heights, 
and this adversity has produced a class 
whose thirst for knowledge seems un- 



quenchable. We have felt the brisk winds 
of history swirl around us as the once 
seemingly invincible pillars of commu- 
nism have come crashing down like the 
Berlin wall and its ideology has become 
more dead than Kurt Cobain. We have 
also seen traditional institutions like mar- 
riage and American icons like Christo- 
pher Columbus and Thomas Jefferson 
come under an unprecedented barrage 
of deconstructionism meant to purge 
their memories from the American con- 
sciousness. 

This is why our time at this institution 
has been so meaningful. The class of 
1 997 came to Covenant a naive and inex- 
perienced lot. We leave here with a pro- 
found sense of the importance of the 
Christian faith in our lives and our 
callings and the commission to trans- 
form our culture and become "children 
of light." We have been armed with the 
tools necessary to fight against this 
postmodernism, but in some cases to 
adapt to it. Most of all, we can laugh, and 
laugh heartily at the futility of our en- 
emies' efforts because the battle is the 
Lord's, and we are His foot soldiers. 



Jennifer Lind (Peterson) Finch 

Westville, OK 

Music Education 

"Place me as a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for 

love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It 

burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot 

quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. " 



Scott Matthew Finch 

College Station, TX 

Music Education 

Ephesians 3:20-21 




Kristin Linnea Fiol 

Virginia Beach, VA 

History 

Minor: Sociology 

"/ have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but 

whatever I have placed in God 's hand, that I still possess. " 

Martin Luther 

Susan Marie Frazier 

Winter Springs, FL 

Psychology, Experimental Concentration 

"Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their 

hearts on pilgrimage. " Psalm 84:5 



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Taking on the world... Casey Prince 
a.k.a. Superman shows Jessica Colvert, 
Kathy Sherbon, and Betsy Matthews that 
she's ready to face any foe. Graduates left 
Covenant having been armed with a 
worldview rooted in Christ- -the true Super 

Man. Photo by anonymous bystander 

No talking in the halls! Seniors Rebe- 
kah Paulsen and Susan Frazier stop 
for a minute in Mills to discuss their SIP 
topics or plans for after graduation. Respon- 
sibilities as a senior included not only wrap- 
ping up classwork, but also planning for the 

future. Photo by Jennifer Sham 




Eric Gelston 

Crystal River, FL 

History 

Minors: Philosophy, Bible 



Robert Pierson Gerritsen 

Kirkland, WA 

Biology (Pre-Med) 

Minor: Chemistry 

"Christ is more of an artist than the artists; He works in the living 

spirit and the living flesh; He makes men instead of statues. " 

Vincent Van Gogh 




Angela Kristine Grady 

Sarasota, FL 

Sociology 

Minors: Business, Bible 

"Rejoice in the Lord forever. 



Miriam Joy Grady 

Sarasota, FL 

Elementary Education (Middle Grades) 

Minor: Chemistry 



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Ruth Elizabeth Grossmann 

Garner, LA 

Biology (Pre-Med) 

Minor: Chemistry 

Be Thou my vision, () Lord of my heart. Naught be all else to me, 

save that Thou art. " 



Wendy Dawn Harder 

Miami, FL 

IDS (Psychology, Sociology, Youth Ministry) 

Minor: Biblical Studies 

Psalm 16:5-6, Romans 11:33-36 




David Allen Harkins 

Somerset, NJ 

Elementary Education (P-5) 

Minor: Psychology 

"Time flies when you 're having fun. " 



Julie Fontaine Harris 

Germantown, TN 

Biology (Pre-Med) 

Minors: Chemistry, Education 

'My flesh and my heart faileth, hut God is the strength of my heart 

and my portion forever." Psalm 73:26 




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Gina Lee Hasselbring 

Paxton, Illinois 

Elementary Education (P-5) 

'The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not 

laughed. " Nicolas Chamfort 



Raymond Anderson Hellings, Jr. 

Spartanburg, SC 

Biblical Studies 

Minor: Youth Ministry 

'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. " 

Psalm 111:10a 




Kathryn Joy Hohenberger 

Vienna, VA 

Natural Sciences: Pre-physical Therapy 

Minors: English, Bible 

"We have not always been or will not always be purely temporal 

creatures. . . .We were created for eternity. " A Severe Mercy 

Peter Jude Holton 

St. Louis, MO 

History 

Minor: Business 

"A fool always finds one still more foolish to admire him/her. " 

Boileau 




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Travis Talbort Horton 

Suffolk, VA 

Bible 

Minor: Youth Ministry 

"To walk out of His will is to walk into nowhere. " C.S. Lewis 



Amy Jo Hoxter 

Douglasville, GA 

Biblical Studies 

Minor: Philosophy 

"Hey Garbonzo! How you bean?" 




Amy Elizabeth Huffine 

Chattanooga, TN 

Elementary Education (P-5) 

"Life is what happens when you plan something else. " 

"He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. " 

Psalm 91:2 



Jeremy Dylan Hutson 

Quarryville, PA 

Applied Music (Guitar) 

"Success seeks to please men, but excellence seeks to please God. 

Patrick Kavanaugh 




Robert Morgan Illman 

Chattanooga, TN 

History 

Minor: Sociology 

"The great questions of the time are not decided by speeches and 

majority decisions. . . . but by iron and blood. " 

Otto Von Bismarck 

Lelia Hope Kendrick-Holmes 

LaFayette, AL 

Elementary Education 

"The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me. Your love, O Lord, 

endures forever - do not abandon the works of Your hands. " 

Psalm 138:8 




Rachel Kennedy 

Melbourne, FL 

Biology; English 

"For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I 

know in part, but then I shall know fully. " 1 Corinthiansl3:l 



Kimberly Anne Klein 

Cohutta, GA 

Business 

Minor: Marketing 

"Many are the plans in a man 's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose 

that prevails. " Proverbs 19:21 

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Angela Marie Krieg 

Pine Island, FL 
Elementary Education 



Kurt Laudenslager 

Bethlehem, PA 

Business 

"Thank you Covenant and Blackwatch!" 




Rebecca Regina Leutbecher 

Kearney, NE 

IDS (Math, Physics, Chemistry) 

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a 

people belonging to God; that you may declare the praises of Him 

who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. " 

I Peter 2:9 

Matthew Winston Lindley 

Lookout Mountain, GA 

Biology (Pre-Med) 

Minor: Chemistry 

"Only vision makes a visionary. Only wisdom makes a wiseacre. 

The combination of both is irresistible. " 



Jessica Ann Lodge 

Abilene, Texas 

Elementary Education (Middle Grades) 

"Who crushed the grapes of joy and dripped their juice on you?" 

Langston Hughes 



Joseph Alan Logterman 

Charlotte, NC 

Business, Accounting Concentration 

"I paid my fees. Give me my B's. I'm outta here." 




Katherine Woodhull Luedde 

Villa Ridge, MO 

History 

Minors: Philosophy, English 

"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own 

business, and to work with your hands ..." / Thes. 4:11-12 

Nathaniel N. Malkus 

Syracuse, NY 

History 

"If of all thy mortal goods thou art bereft, and from this slender 

store, two loaves alone to thee are left, sell one, and with the dole, 

buy Hyacinths to feed thy soul. " attributed to the Gulistar of 

Moslih Eddin Saadi (c. 1184-1291) 



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Tracy Edward Malone 

Perry, GA 

Elementary Education 

"For to possess a keen mind is not enough; the principal require- 
ment is to use it correctly. " 
Thanks 2nd CI 
Betsy Walker Matthews 
Piano, TX 
English 

Minors: Education, Youth Ministry 

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. Old time is still aflying. And 
this same flower which smiles today, tomorrow will be dying. " 
Robert Her rick 




Emily Ann McCampbell 

Sweetwater, TN 

Elementary Education 

"Sweetwater born, Sweetwater bred; when I die, I'll be Sweetwater 

dead. " 



Paul Andrew McDonald 

Charlotte, NC 

Biology (Pre-Med) 

"It's not much of a tail, but I'm kind of attached to it. 




Brian Patrick McKeon 

Pattersonville, NY 
History 

Minor: Missions 
"Sina Paka " 
Isaiah 30:21 

Daniel Carlton McKinney 

Augusta, SC 

Biblical Studies 

Minor: Youth Ministry 

"/ can do everything through Him who gives 

me strength. " Philippians 4:8 




Alanda Joy Meyer 

St. Ann, MO 

Elementary Education 

"Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy 

name!" Psalm 103:1 



Samantha Ann Mitchell 

Knoxville, TN 

English, Secondary Education 

Minor: Art 

"The only shot wasted, is the one not taken. " Wayne Gretsky 

Seniors 



131 



Lesley Joanna Monroe 

El Dorado, AR 

English 

Minor: History 

'Twenty-four hours ago, I was lost in an Egyptian tomb. I didn't 

know any of you wonderful people! And now, here I am, on the 

verge of a madcap Manhattan weekend! " Woody Allen 

Jennifer Marie Moore 

Lookout Mountain, GA 

Elementary Education 

'Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of 

your heart. " Psalm 37:4 




Lisa Marie Mortellaro 

Tampa, FL 

Sociology 

'College: God, friends, accountability, struggles, soccer, HVAC, 

hair cuts, knowledge, Jungle, and streaking. " 



Masaji Nakayama 

Japan 
Business 

Minor: Accounting 
'Japanese men shall not live by rice alone. . . " 




Joseph Nathaniel Nichols 

Lakeland, FL 

English 

"It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the 

romantic character in art. " Walter Pater 



Michael Patrick Parker 

Lisle, IL 

Business 
We are to love the Lord our God with the totality of our being!" 

J. Stowell 




Rebekah Adams Paulsen 

Lookout Mountain, GA 

Clinical Psychology 

"I seek an inheritance incorruptible, undefiled, and thatfadeth not 

away; and it is laid up in heaven and safe there, to be bestowed, at 

the time appointed . . . ." John Bunyan 



Kristopher Stephen Perkins 

Greer, SC 

Business Administration 
"/ know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. " Socrates 




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Mary Jane Persenaire 

Wyoming, MI 

Elementary Education 

"Show me Your ways, O Lord, and teach me Your 

paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me. ..." 

Psalm 25:4-5 



Katherine Elizabeth Peters 

Maryville, TN 

Sociology 

Minor: Business 

"Live everyday content in God's grace, for tomorrow 

you will never enjoy if you have not learned to live the 

appointed day you are in. " Paraphrase of a friend 



Travis Jay Poortinga 

Escondido, CA 

Biblical Studies 

Minor: Philosophy 

"Live vigorously in the present with complete hope in 

the glory that lies ahead. " 



Leigh Cason Prince 

Charlotte, NC 

History 

Minor: Missions 

"Lord, by the riches of Thy grace, open my eyes 

that I may see, and in the shining of Thy face reveal 

Thy will to me. " Amy Carmichael 




graduate school 

compiled by Kim Collins 

According to U.S. News & World 

Report, over the past 25 years the 

number of Americans pursuing 

master's degrees has increased by 

60 percent to an estimated 350,000 

people annually. 
Out of 56 Covenant seniors who 

responded to our survey, 

28 did not plan to pursue grad. 

school, but many remained open to 

it in the future. 

28 did plan to pursue grad school. 

Courses of study included: 

Biblical studies (6), speech and 

language pathology (2), counseling 

(2), nursing (2), med. school (2), 
English (1), journalism (1), history 
(1), choral conducting (1), physical 
therapy (1), optometry (1), clinical 
psychology (1), education (1) and 
business administration (1). 




They look carefree now, but wait until Matt Lind- 
ley, Pierson Gerritsen, Rachel Kennedy, and Paul 

McDonald are in med. School. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Seniors 
133 



Jeremy Brandon Prys 

Hanford, CA 

History 

Minor: Philosophy 

"Carpe Tickem" 



Melissa Dawn Ptasznik 
Stilwell, OK 

Natural Sciences (Pre-Physical Therapy) 

Minor: Sociology 

'Only when the heart loves can intellect do great work. " 

N.D. Hillis 




Keri Elizabeth Quinn 

Rock Hill, SC 

Sociology 

Minor: Bible 



Richard Darrell Quinn 

Huntington Beach. CA 

IDS (History, Philosophy, Sociology) 

"God is at the center of every hope worth cherishing. " 

Geerhardus Vos 




Naomi Shalom Raines 

Industry, PA 

Sociology 

Minors: Youth Ministry, Interpersonal Counseling 

'It should he that of your inner self the unfailing beauty of a gentle and 

quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. " I Peter 3:4 



Harry Lloyd Reeder, IV 

Charlotte, NC 

English, Secondary Education 

'Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy. " 

"Hey guys, I never ..." 




Joel Sidney Renkema 

Coopersville, MI 

Computer Science 

Minor: Math 

"But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have 

become convinced of. " II Timothy 3:14 



Elizabeth Wilson Riggs 

Charleston, SC 

English 

Minor: Education 




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Amy Kathleen Riley 

Lindenwold, NJ 

English 

"Dig up a word that is good for the soul, 'cause down in these 

mines there 's a lot of fool 's gold. " Bill Mallonee 



Christopher John Ross 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

Environmental Biology 

"Evil will always triumph over good, because 

good is dumb. " 




Jeremy Dean Ross 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

Sociology 

Minor: Counseling 

"Sarcasm I now see to be in general the language of the Devil. 

Carlyle S ant or 



Stephen Robert Scott 

Myrtle Beach, SC 

IDS (Bible, Sociology, Youth Ministry) 




Susan Gay Shepherd 

Tulsa, OK 

Sociology 

Minor: Youth Ministry 

'Wo one is useless in this world who lightens the 

burden of it to anyone else. " Charles Dickens 

Kathy Dara Sherbon 

Virginia Beach, VA 
Psychology 
Minor: Biology 

"The term has ended; the holidays have begun. This is the morn- 
ing!" C.S. Lewis (The Last Battle) 




Rachel Erin Shump 

Plant City, FL 

Sociology 

"He that leaves nothing to chance will do few things wrong, but he 

will do very few things. " Lord Halifax 



Tedrick Lloyd Sinn 

Greer, SC 
Psychology 
Minor: Business 
"To love oneself is the 
"Hey guys, I never. . . " 



ginning of a lifelong romance. 



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135 



Chandra Christine Solle 

Asheville, NC 
History 

Minor: Biology 

'Lightly men talk of saying what they mean. " 

C S. Lewis ( 'Til We Have Faces) 



Lisa J. Stucky 

The Philippines 

English, History 

'Lisa Stucky, pack your bags! Your life just got a little simpler. " 




Candace Dawn Thole 

Ionia, MI 
Elementary Education 
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circum- 
stances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. " 
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 



Aaron Guthrie Thompson 

Kingsport, TN 

Biology (Pre-Med) 

Minor: Chemistry 

'Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. " Henry David Thoreau 




Andrew Michael Touma 

Crofton, MD 

Business 

Minor: Accounting 

'Good luck. " John Calvin 



Jennifer H. Trice 

Rocky Mount, VA 

English Education 

' Wait on the Lord. " Psalm 27:14 




Thomas Charles Troxell 

Mesa, AZ 

History 

"I'm as free as a bird now, and this bird you 'II never change. " 

Skynyrd 



Patricia Michelle Tucker 

Lakeland, FL 

Elementary Education 

'Be prepared for the will of God to be very different from 

what you imagined. Ultimately it will be much more 

glorious than what you imagined. " 




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Sila Abuoga Tuju 

Nairobi, Kenya 

Business 

Minor: Marketing 

"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord 

Almighty. " Zechariah 4:66 

Michael George Vonhof 

West Palm Beach, FL 

Business 

"Love is patient, love is kind. It always protects, always trusts, 

always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. " 

I Corinthians 13:4, 7, 8 




Helene Dettwiller Vaughn 

Nashville, TN 

IDS (Business, English, Bible) 

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the 

Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting 

shadows." James 1:17 



Robert Lyle Vaughn 

Mesa, AZ 

IDS (History, Philosophy, Business) 

"And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love 

mercy and to walk humbly with your God. " Micah 6:8 




Michael A. Walters 

Charleston, SC 

Bible 

Minors: Psychology, Philosophy 

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he 

cannot lose. " Jim Elliot 



Rachel Lynn Wanaselja 

Bel Air, MD 

Elementary Education (P-5) 

"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to 

the glory of God. " I Corinthians 10:31 




Heather Ann Watne 

Las Cruces, NM 

English 

Minor: Missions, Counseling 



Joel Wells 

Huntington, WV 

History 

Minor: Philosophy 

"/ am a man, and nothing pertaining to man is alien to me. " 

Terence 

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Word 

For the missions-minded, 

it was short-term 

missions with Break On 

Impact during Spring 

Break or the Urbana 

missions convention over 

Christmas break 



Iesus' comand is clear. As his 
disciples even today, all of us 
ive been called to "Go and make 
disciples of all nations." 

Many seniors have taken their 
spring breaks to go to the ends of 
the earth preaching the Gospel, 
others have gone on summer mis- 
sions trips, and some students 
hope to do full-time missionary 
work in the future. 

For those who wanted to find 
out more about missions opportu- 
nities, InterVarsity's Urbana '96 in 
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois was 
the place to be the week after 
Christmas. 

Urbana's theme was "You are 
my witnesses." At least fifteen 
Covenant students participated in 
Urbana's small group Bible stud- 
ies, met missionaries, listened to 



speakers, worshipped together, at- ji 
tended seminars, and gathered in- 1 
formation about various missions j| 
agencies, graduate schools, and I 
seminaries at the missions exhib- 1 
its. 

For the seniors who went to 
Urbana, the options provoked a 
great deal of thought. Should I go 
next year? If so, where? Am I 
"called" to go to the mission field 
long-term or short-term, or to send 
others? 

We are confident that the Lord 
has called all believers to be his 
witnesses; that may be in the form 
of sending others or going our- 
selves. The important thing to do 
now is to walk closely with him, I 
staying sensitive to his call for each 
of us; and wherever we are, we are 
to share the good news of Christ! 



Ashley Kristine Wykoff 

Las Vegas, NV 

Elementary Education 

'The man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man 

who does, for God has accepted him. " Romans 14:3b 



Elizabeth Jean Wynja 

Thornton, CO 

Chemistry 

"Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking 

unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. " Hebrews 12:lb-2a 



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Kelly Annemarie Yeager 

Charlotte, NC 

Psychology 

Minor: Interpersonal Communication 



Sarah Zacharias 

Atlanta, GA 

Elementary Education 

"But He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is 

made perfect in weakness. " II Corinthians 12:9a 

"P eople . 

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ome and sit for awhile... Paul 
McDonald teaches this group of Irish 
Boy Scouts what it means to know Christ. 
As children of God, we have a responsibil- 
ity to share with people of all ages and all 
nations the Good News of forgiveness 

through Christ. Photo by Jill Mullins 

Let the little children come... Over 
Spring Break Daniel McKinney shares 
his life with this Jamaican boy at the Car- 
ibbean Center for the Deaf. Break on Im- 
pact provided a good opportunity to expe- 
rience and consider missions through 

Short-term Commitment. Photo by Barb Michal 




Karen Denise Clay 

Chattanooga, TN 

Organizational Management (Quest) 

"And Jesus looking upon them saith, with men it is impossible, but 

not with God: for with God all things are possible. " Mark 10:27 



Melanie Mason Doss 

Hialeah, FL 

Organizational Management (Quest) 

"I would like to thank God for guidance, my mother for her won- 
derful editing skills, and my husband for support. " 




Ai Yu Jin 

Changchun, Ji Lin P.R. China 
Organizational Management (Quest) 



Franklin Edward Trammell 

Tunnel Hill, GA 

Organizational Management / Business Administration (Quest) 
"Thanks be to God, and my beautiful wife and family, for the love 
and encouragement necessary for my success. " 

^ Seniors 

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Masaji Nakayama enjoys the privacy of his very own SIP carrel. Photo 

by Jennifer Shaw 



Seniors 




Cabin inmates Betsy Matthews, Kathy Sherbon, Jessica Colvert, and 
Heather Ferngren offer their Halloween rendition of Greek philoso- 
phers. Photo by Casey Prince 

Senior Nathan Clark picks a tune on his electric guitar. Photo by Nancy 

Young 

Mandy Brown, Chandra Solle, and Alice Belz escape the rigors of 
"seniorhood" through fellowship in the hallways of Mills. Photo by Jennifer 

Shaw 



Absorbed in the daily news, Rob Vaughn enhances his knowledge of 
current events, through newspaper articles. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

Overcoming the obvious obstacle, Erin Shump aims for the green. Photo 

by Susan Shepherd 




Adams, Crystal 

Adams, Tonielle 

Addison, Jason 

Akin, Katie 

Alemayehu, Yonas 

Alexander, Jackson 



Allen, Doyle 

Altork, Rachel 

Amnions, Chris 

Anderson, Charity 

Anderson, Crystal 

Anderson, Greg 



Anderson, Scott 

Anderson, Bill 

Andreas, Thomas 

Amies, Sarah 

Arrington, Robin 

Atha, Rebecca 



Bajuelo, Jennifer 

Baker, Daniel 

Baker, Sarah 

Baloche, Vanessa 

Barker, Sarah 

Barrett, Shanna 



Baus, Greg 

Baus, Jeff 

Baxter, Ben 

Baxter, Brian 

Beeman, Emily 

Behm, Leah 



Bennett, Karen 
Bentson, Kris 
Bentson, Noel 

Bentson, Rhett 

Birchler, Dan 

Black, Tim 



Blackburn, Hunter 

Blankenbeckler, Corrie 

Bode, Rachel 

Bomer, Rebecca 

Brady, Holly 

Bragdon, Alissa 



Brandon, Megan 

Brauer, Nathan 

Bray, Adam 

Bray, Josh 

Brewer, Christy 

Brindley, Jonathan 





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Brock,Kim 
Brooker, Courtney 
Browning, Heather 
Bruegger, Molly 
Bryant, Matthew 
Bryson, Brad 



Bryson, William 
Burke, John 
Bursi, Laura 
Butters, Wendy 
Bye, Jake 
Cabezas, Xavier 



Cameron, Rebekah 
Campbell, Amy 
Canales, Carlos 
Carlisle, Brian 
Carlson, Christy 
Carlson, Kari 



Carpenter, Cory 
Case, Angie 
Case, Keith 
Caviness, Kerry 
Cheaves, Jon 
Childs, Laura 



Chiva, Pavel 
Claassen, Ben 
Clark, Kristy 
Clark, Nathan 
Cobb, Matt 
Coiner, Matthew 



Collier, Cathy 
Collins, Jenn 
Collins, Kim 
Collison, Ben 
Cook, Andrew 
Corder, Justin 



Cotta, Matt 
Counts, Bryan 
Counts, Janneke 
Counts, Paul 
Cox, Vaden 
Crabb, Jonathan 



Crane, Charlotte 
Crocker, Kimberly 
Crown, Raven 
Dager, Shannon 
Davis, Jennifer 
Davis, Jocelyn 



Undergraduates 
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people coming together to worship Christ.... Vie 

word unity also means diversity. " 



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Cultural diversity, multiculturalism, MK's, cul- 
ture shock. These are words that we often 
throw around at Covenant but these words are 
often misunderstood. We speak of ethnic and 
cultural differences, multiracial issues, but what 
do we mean by all these words and what is being 
done at Covenant for students who come from 
missionary families, minority backgrounds or 
other countries? 

Last year a Cultural Diversity program was 
formed to aid such students. Scholarships were 
awarded to forty-four students, including ten 
American minority students, twenty MK's, and 
fourteen international students, but it wasn't until 
this year that an actual Cultural Diversity "Pro- 
gram" was formed. 

Through the wonderful coordination of Pat 
Ralston, the president of the program, it has ex- 
panded to become more than simply a way for 
students to obtain financial assistance. Ms. 
Ralston assigned volunteer mentors to each re- 
cipient of a diver- 
sity scholarship. 
The mentors, 
mostly faculty 
and staff, devoted 
their time to stu- 
dents, offering to 
do various things 
for them such as 
meeting with 
them, answering 
any questions, 
and helping new 
students adjust to 
difficult and de- 
manding situa- 
tions. Through 
this the mentors 
were able to learn 
and be enriched 
by the interesting 
backgrounds of 
the various stu- 
dents. 

I had the privilege of meeting with Dr. Rulon, 
who is also my advisor, and a student, Jennifer 
Bajuelo. We met about once a month and were 
able to discuss various topics especially relating 
to studies and adjusting to college. It was benefi- 
cial to know that a person was there simply for 
the purpose of meeting with me. Even though I 
have already adjusted to Covenant, Jennifer and I 
were able to voice some concerns to Dr. Rulon 
and he was gracious in giving his time for that 




Praise the Lord! Tradition meets transition as Laura 
Bursi and John Weaver enjoy a time of fellowship in the 
lobby of the newly constructed Mills Hall. Covenant 
continues to encourage unity in Christ through a 

diversity Of backgrounds. Photo by Jen Shaw 



purpose. 

The Cultural Diversity Program functioned sort 
of like a club. Several events were coordinated by 
Ms. Ralston to encourage diversity on campus. In 
September the international students were in 
charge of chapel. The most entertaining event of 
the year was held in October: a multicultural re- 
ception in Mills Hall Lobby. It was an informal time 
of sharing and eating some delicious ethnic foods, 
such as Jamaican meat pies and Swedish blintzes. 
Entertainment was also provided: a student gos- 
pel ensemble performed and another student gave 
a dramatic poetry presentation. During Fall Break 
a couple of students were invited to local homes 
for a dinner provided by some of the women in 
the Reformed Presbyterian Church. In November 
several students attended the Multicultural Stu- 
dent Leadership Conference held at Messiah Col- 
lege. Michael Cromartie also joined some students 
on November eleventh to discuss American poli- 
tics and government policy over lunch. 

Overall, it was 
a full year for the 
Diversity Pro- 
gram. As its pur- 
pose statement 
sets forth, the 
program "hopes 
to encourage ex- 
pression, appre- 
ciation, and study 
of the abundance 
of human cul- 
tural traditions 
through worship 
services, educa- 
tional programs, 
and other experi- 
ences which in- 
crease cutural 
awareness in or- 
der to strengthen 
the bond of 
Christian unity 
on our campus." 
Students who have rich and diverse back- 
grounds have so much to give to a place like Cov- 
enant. As Americans we realize that our country is 
already such a melting pot; but without recogniz- 
ing and including specific students who are dif- 
ferent than us, we fail to be unified as believers. 
"There is a true beauty about nations and people 
coming together to worship Christ. Hopefully a 
place like Covenant encourages this. The word 
unity also means diversity." 



Davis, Jonathan 
Davis, Lindsay 




Davis, Sharon 
Dean, Mallory 




deBoer, Shauna 
DeHaan, Jennifer 




Delia Vecchia, Renee 
Delmar, Brian 




DeMarco, Bob 
Demaree, Erin 




Dennison, Jeff 
DeVries, Rachel 



Di Bernardo, Jeannette 
Doerfel, Jessica 





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Dolan, Geremy 
Donaldson, Sarah 
Drake, John 
Dreger, Nathan 
Dreher, Paul 
Duke, Beth 



Dusenbury, Julie 
Dyches, Chris 
Dyches, Melissa 
Dyck, Christina 
Echerd, Carey 
Elliott, Charles 



Elliott, Kim 
Ellis, Tabitha 
Ellis, Thomas 
Ellison, Sarah 
Elmer, Kim 
Emerson, Dan 



Erickson, Julie 
Evearitt, Tad 
Fagan, Daryl 
Faries, Lisa 
Farquhar, Erin 
Farr, Kristy 



Faucheux, Jeanne 
Fekete, Allison 
Ferris, Paul 
Ficca, Angela 
Fish, Dave 
Fish, Deborah 



Fisher, Dorothy 
Fisher, Jessica 
Flannagan, Taylor 
Floyd, Amanda 
Fox, Bonnie 
Frame, Scharlie 



Franklin, Lisa 
Freed, Brian 
Gasaway, Beth 
Gaskill, Taylor 
Gast, Andy 
Gelston, Phil 



Gerhardt, Danny 
Germain, Kris 
Gibson, Ryan 
Gilmore, Blake 
Giroux, Brian 
Glaser, Sam 



Undergraduates 
145 



Glass, Stephanie 

Good, Josh 

Goodman, James 

Grady, Karen 

Graham, David 

Green, Josh 



Gregson, Tim 

Griffith, Kara 

Gurney, Lisa 

Gutierrez, Lois 

Haga, Jesse 

Hager, Josh 



Halvorson, Kurt 

Hammond, Heather 

Hancock, Jill 

Hansen, Andrew 

Hansen, Laura 

Hansinger, Andrew 

Hardeman, Michele 

Harmon, Heather 

Harris, Erin 

Hastie, Elizabeth 

Hastings, Joanna 

Hastings, Jonathan 



Hawk, Darren 
Heerema, Jason 
Herder, Karen 
Herron, Daniel 
Herron, Esther 
Hess, Rich 



Hesselink, Jon 
Hettinger, Sam 

Hildebrandt, Sean 

Hilger, Eddy 

Hinman, Josh 

Hitchcock, Nathan 



Hitchcock, Stephen 

Hobbs, Andrew 

Hodgson, Carolyn 

Holliday, Christine 

Honaker, Kimberly 

Hood, Lisa 

Hopson, Dana 

Horner, Thomas 

Howard, Valerie 

Howlett, Philip 

Hubbard, Carolyn 

Hubbs, Kelli 




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Hudson, Amy 
Hudson, Dan 
Huggins, Becky 
Hughes, Zach 
Huisman, John 
Hull, Christy 



Hultink, Valerie 
Husk, Gigi 
Huston, Heather 
Hutchinson, Travis 
Iguchi, Hiroko 
Iverts, Maija 



Jackson, Brent 
Jackson, Mary Katherine 
Jacoby, James 
Janos, Tesia 
Jenkins, Jennifer 
Jenkins, Mark 



Jenkins, Nicole 
Jimenez, Rachel 
Johnson, Gabriel 
Johnson, Jenny 
Johnson, Peter 
Johnson, Polly 



Johnson, Tim 
Jones, Jeremy 
Jones, Myriam 
Jordan, Frances 
Justice, Brandon 
Kadtke, Jennifer 



Kaufmann, Joe 
Keck, Josb 
Keesee, Rich 
Keiser, Andrew 
Kellogg, Francesca 
Kennedy, Hannah 

Khokhar, Jeremiah 
Khokhar, Sarah 
Khoury, Anne 
Khoury, Karren 
Kickasola, Matt 
Kim, Theo 



Kimbrell, Matt 
King, Brady 
Kinsey, Angie 
Kinzler, Andrew 
Kiser, Shannon 
Kisling, Carey 



Undergraduates 
147 



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Numerous sibling 

pairs enhance 

the community 

atmosphere 

already firmly 

established at 

Covenant 



The cash flow has completely run dry. 
The alternator of your ten year old 
car continues to drain the battery. No one, 
absolutely no one, really understands you 
today. And the answering machine re- 
fuses to adequately answer your pitious 
cries for soothing words. What now? 
"Ah-hah" you mutter as the lightbulb of 
enlightenment explodes inside your 
head. In a matter of moments, that fa- 
miliar form of your sibling appears in the 
stairwell, ready to listen to you spout. 
And on a really bad night, that sibling 
might even take you down the mountain 
to gobble some tasty morsel and to re- 
lease some of that emotion. 

But not all is always rosy between sib- 
lings in this mountain-top community. 
Embarrassment runs rampant when those 
childhood stories of having a raisin sur- 
gically removed from your nose are em- 
bellished for all to hear. Sharing care 
packages and receiving xeroxed letters 
from Mom at times brings about feelings 



of a lost individuality. And that prover 
bial parental spy syndrome is manifestec 
in the form of that unexpected questior 
from Dad concerning an event that onl} 
Covenanteers have witnessed. Did some 
body talk to Mom and Dad first' 
Hmmm... Wonder who told the parent; 
of that incident? 

Yet none of these negative aspects tha 
involve sharing the college years with i 
family member can detract from the op- 
portunity to form a close relationship 
Becoming vulnerable and asking advice 
only brings you closer together. Coming 
to see that brother or sister as an equa 
and not as a tag-along munchkir 
strengthens the existing ties. 

Having a personal mechanic nearb 
or being able to indulge in an expande 
wardrobe truly provides an added bonu; 
to the college experience. Yet nothing 
absolutely nothing, compares to the for 
mation of a closer relationship with thai 
sibling. 



Knight, Travis 

Knox, Sarah 

Knutson, Joel 

Knutson, Nathan 

Krieg, Jodi 

Krieg, Mark 



Kring, Leah 

Kuiper, Matt 

La Certe, Sarah 

Langley, Ken 

LaRose, Jess 

Larson, Jonathan 



Larson, Tim 

Larson, Tim 

Leavengood, Albert 

Legters, Debbie 

Levi, Amanda 

Levi, Janna 



Lichlyter, Anne 

Liggett, Marlain 

Ligon, Courtney 

Lindemann, Steve 

Lindley, Daniel 

Lins, Anna 




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You're kidding me! Rinnie Meiners 
and her younger brother Wil enjoy shar- 
ing time together over a meal. Though Cov- 
enant remains relatively small in number, qual- 
ity time spent with a sibling often has to be 

Officially scheduled. Photo by Nancy Young 

We are family; my brothers, 
sisters and me! A stairwell full of 
brothers and sisters provides only a sample 
of the sibling pairs that parade around campus. 
The presence of those non-relatives with the 
same last name prompts many questions 

Concerning family ties. Photo by Nancy Young 




Litle, Justice 
Little, David 
Lively, Erin 
Livingston, John 
Long, Davison 
Long, Phil 



LoPiccolo, Jennifer 
Lown, Sarah 
Lowry, Julia 
Lucas, Pam 
Luchenbill, Matt 
Luchenbill, Michelle 



Luther, Jeremy 
Lyman, Kerry 
Lynch, Erin 
MacNair, Joanna 
Maffet, Jonathan 
Magnus, Brooke 



Magnuson, Kevin 
Maliepaard, Carissa 
Marquis, Marty 
Marr, Anne 
Marshall, Debbie 
Marshall, Tim 



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Undergraduates 
149 



Martin, Emily 
Martin, Gordy 
Martin, Eang 
Martinez, Ted 
Mason, Colby 
Mattice, Ian 



May, Katie 

McAvoy, Robert 

McCampbell, Bill 

McCauley, Heather 

McClain, Jennifer 

McDonald, Mike 



McDowell, Tim 

McFarland, Alii 

McFarland, Parker 

Mcllhenny, Megan 

Mcllhenny, Ryan 

McKee, Somer 



McKenzie, Jennifer 

McKnight, Shawn 

McMillan, Todd 

McQuillen, Kevin 

McWilliams, Sarah 

Megginson, April 



Mehne, Laura 

Meiners, Rinnie 

Meiners, Wil 

Metcalf, Amy 

Metrakoudes, Heidi 

Meyer, Toby 



Middendorf, Catherine 

Millette, Andy 

Millette, Chip 

Miner, Mary 

Mininger, Marcus 

Moffitt, Amy 



Monahan, Matt 

Montgomery, Andy 

Moore, Chris 

Moore, Evan 

Moore, Jolene 

Moore, Kimberly 



Morgan, Katy 

Morrison, Jen 

Mullinax, Laranda 

Mullins, Jill 

Murray, Michelle 

Mwaria, Miriam 



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Narlieva, Gulia 
Nelson, Paige 
Neuhoff, Lizzie 
Nevin, Darcee 
Nichols, Ruth 
Noll, Scott 



Ogburn, Stacey 
Oguntebi, Blessing 
Ohanian, John 
Oharek, Stephen 
O'Leary, Liz 
Orr, Dave 



Orwig, Matthew 
Owens, Beth 
Page, Joe 
Parish, Scott 
Parrish, Skye 
Patterson, Danny 



Patton, Jake 
Paulk, Sarah 
Paulsen, Reidun 
Pauly, Leighton 
Peck, Rob 
Perkins, Andy 



Perkins, John 
Petrella, Erin 
Petrella, Terrie 
Pharo, Crystal 
Phillips, Penny 
Pickett, Micah 



Piatt, Courtney 
Pohl, Dianna 
Polk, Dan 
Porter, John 
Post, Nathan 
Potoshnick, Esther 



Powell, Andy 
Powell, Rachel 
Prager, Jeff 
Pugh, Olivia 
Ragland, John 
Rahrer, Destiny 



Rantal, Corrie 
Ray, Summer 
Reph, Jessica 
Richardson, James 
Richter, Karen 
Righter, Robert 



Undergraduates 
151 



book sales 

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Sighs of relief echo on the mountain 
top as students leave the registration 
line for yet another semester. Those 
sighs are soon replaced by groans of 
pure pain as students enter the Tuck 
Shoppe. Books, deceptively small, 
tend to defy logic in their prices. The 
books required in the upper level 
classes can add up to over three hun- 
dred dollars. These specialized books 
often must be purchased new. And 
those used books often disappear in 
a matter of moments. So the total bill 
continues to grow. On the other hand, 
the core level books tend to cost a bit 
less and often can be found at the 
discounted, used price. If the prices 
at the Tuck Shoppe are not amenable, 
then personal transactions can be 
sought. Students, instead of resell- 
ing their books to the Tuck Shoppe, 
personally advertise various books. 
Reselling them in such a matter 
brings money into the coffers of the 
seller as well as provides discounts 
to those in dire need of cheap books. 
Whether through the Tuck Shoppe or 
through a personal transaction, buy- 
ing and selling books remains a part 
of the college experience. 



Riley, Linda 

Rine, Melissa 

Robertson, David 



Robeson, Elizabeth 

Robeson, Tiffany 

Robins, Joseph 



Rodriguez, Laura 

Roerdink, Jeremy 

Rollins, Kim 



Rollo, Jessica 

Rowe, Steve 

Royal, Charles 



Royal, Jed 

Sandhoff, Kristen 

Sands, Liz 



Sankawa, Risa 

Schneider, Stephanie 

Seda, Michelle 









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Shore, Kirk 
Silman, Campbell 
Simington, Treena 
Simmons, Robert 
Slater, Shelley 
Sligh, Sarah 



Smith, Crosby 
Sotelo, Timothy 
Spalding, Jessica 
Sperow, Lisa 
Spiritosanto, Deborah 
Stair, Julie 



Stanton, Melissa 
Steere, Daniel 
Steinbrecher, Ryan 
Story, Jack 
Stowe, Jenna 
Sukhia, Grace 



Sukhia, Nate 
Swartz, Jesica 
Sweet, John 
Swierzb, Kate 
Swinney, Dawn 
Talarico, Sarah 



Talley, Laura 
Taylor, Jarrod 
Temple, Amber 
Thompson, Greg 
Thompson, Lydia 
Throener, Charity 



Thrower, Jonathan 
Tilley, Rachel 
Tiscione, Krista 
Tolson, Clay 
Tolson, Laurel 
Toms, Megan 



Toner, Seth 
Townsend, Amy 
Traver, John 
Trice, Warren 
Trimiew, Jason 
Tucker, Anthony 



Turner, Naomi 
Ulrich, Julia 
Usher, Laurel 
Uthlaut, Robert 
Van Arsdale, Timothy 
Vance, Cherish 



Undergraduates 
153 



VanderHart, Megan 

Varner, Winship 

Vasta, Angie 

Vendsel, Michael 

Vidal, Lauris 

Viss, Sarah 



Viverette, Mandi 

Voigt, Kathryn 

Vonhof, Sarah 

Walker, Jenny 

Walker, Tari 

Wallace, Mark 



Wallace, Mark 

Wallis, Jessica 

Walls, Jake 

Walters, Michael 

Ward, Katie 

Weaver, John 



Wehh, June 

Weir, Lisa 

Werson, Jana 

Wessel, Damaris 

West, Francisco 

Weston, Bethany 



White, Emily 
White, Grace 
White, Jamie 
White, Mary 
White, Sam 
White, Susan 



White, Teresa 

White, Walker 

Whitehead, Rachel 

Wiegers, Boh 

Wilhelm, Greg 

Willison, Ty 



Wilson, Jessica 

Winters, Kirk 

Wismer, Courtney 

Witherow, Matt 

Wood, Jason 

Woods, Heather 



Wright, Chris 
Wright, Dave 
Wright, Matthew 
Wykoff, Steve 
Wynja, Luke 
Wynja, Stephen 




154 




Yaegashi, Dave 
Yakovlev, Andrey 
Yarnell, Jennifer 
Yleah, David 
Young, Laini 
Young, Nancy 




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Disneyworld provides a fun 
weekend get away for Sarah 
Lown, Josh Hager, Erin Lively, 
Scott Noll, Jackson Alexander, 
Anthony Tucker, Kurt Halvorson, 
and Andrew Cook. Photo by 

anonymous bystander 

Heather McCauley Esther 
Herron, and Kimberly Moore 
crash in the lobby after a 
stressful week of final exams. 

Photo by Greg Wilhelm 

A large crowd of Covenant 
students gathers under the 
Walnut Street Bridge for the 

Kudzu Festival. Photo by Cannon 
Kirby 



Undergraduates 
155 



Chapel brings out the very best in Jessica Colvert, Sam White, anc 

Kathy Sherbon . Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Undergraduates 




"Kitchen duty" during Madrigals wearies even the stout-hearted Janneke 
Counts, Amy Campbell, and Sarah Viss. Photo byAHssa Bragdon 

Hillbillies Hunter Blackburn and Kate Swierzb meet country beauty 
Heather Watne in perfect Southern Harmony at the Hee-Haw-Hoe Down. 
Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

Supping in the Great Hall, Christine Lamb, Mandi Bond, and Nelllie 
Vaughn fellowhip over the remains of famed ARA sustenance. Photo by 

Jennifer Shaw 



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Terri Walker and Cedric Thomas relax off the court at a women's basket- 
ball game. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 

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clutter that pervades dorms for a week after "move in." Photo by 3rd South 

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Congratulations to the class of 
1997. This was the first year of 
the new science building, the new ten- 
nis courts and the new mailroom. Gone 
are the days of sharing your mailbox and 
cutting the grass on the tennis court be- 
fore you play. All the change wasn't 
good, however. For the first time the 
lunch line extended all the way through 
Carter Hall lobby and down to my of- 
fice. 



The French have an expression, "The more things change, the 
more they are the same." No matter how old we are, we all find it 
difficult to adjust to change. Sinful patterns are hard to break. It is difficult 
to be innovative and creative or courageous. There is no shortage of world 
crises or human misery. There is always too much to do and not enough time 
to do it. 

When Jesus looked upon the city of Jerusalem, He lamented 
that He would like to gather people to Himself as a mother hen gath- 
ers her chicks. As you go into the world, I think you will find that it is a 
daunting task to try to make a real difference. I hope that you will learn to be 
patient, that you will continue to trust that He who began a good work in you 
will bring it to completion. When your prayers do not seem to be answered, 
I hope you will continue to pray, believing God will reward persistence and 
faithfulness. 






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t has been a distinct privilege to get to know many of you. May 
God bless you and keep you. 




President Brock 
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NICHOLAS BARKER 

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC 
AFFAIRS AND DEAN OF FACULTY 



ROBERT HARBERT 

VICE PRESIDENT FOR 
ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE 



CHARLIE PHILLIPS 

VICE PRESIDENT FOR 
DEVELOPMENT AND ADMISSIONS 




FRANK BROCK 

PRESIDENT 



DENNIS MILLER 

DEAN OF ACADEMIC 
ADMINISTRATION 



SCOTT RAYMOND 

DEAN OF STUDENTS 



Administration 
159 



Compiled by Debbie Marshall 

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND TRUSTEE ADVISORS) 

There is one branch of the Covenant College 

decision-mailing process that holds a tot 
of responsibility that we never thinf^aBout. 

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If you ever wondered what the board of trustees does, here's 
the scoop. The board of trustees is the legal body responsible 
for Covenant College and for policy making. The board meets 
two times a year and acts as a body of the whole in policy- 
making decisions in conformity with the bylaws of the college 
and the "Operational Statement of Purpose. " In addition to es- 
tablishing institutional policies, the board is responsible for se- 
curing financial resources to adequately support Covenant's 
goals. The board of 
trustees is responsible 
for approving plans 
and policies to be 
implemented by the 
faculty and adminis- 
tration. The board 
concerns itself prima- 
rily with plans and 
policies of the entire 
college rather than 
only one department 
of the college. The 
board approves the 
goals and strategies of 
a five-year plan for 
advancing the col- 
lege. Annually, the 
board receives a re- 
port that assesses the 
quality of the educa- 
tional program and 
the attainment of 
goals in the five-year plan. Once a plan has been adopted, it 
may be modified by the administration so long as the original 
intent is not substantially altered. Board policies may appear in 
the form of the Student Handbook, the Faculty Manual, the min- 
utes of the Board of Trustees, the "Operational Statement of 




First Row (Left to Right): Dr. Charles Carraher, Jr., Dr. Al Lutz, Mr. Joel Belz, Mrs. Barbara 

Thompson, Mrs. Suzanne Fowler, Mrs. Carol Arnold, Mr. Jim Dixon 

Second row (Left to Right): Rev. Arthur Scott, Mr. Tommy Bain, Dr. Render Caines, 

Rev. Gerald Partain, Dr. David Edling, Dr. William Barker, Rev. Robert Fiol, Mr. Herbert 

Crews, Jr. 

Third row (Left to Right): Mr. Donald Rittler, Dr. Robert Rayburn, Mr. Mike Tant, 

Mr. Charles James, Mr. John Armstrong, Jr., Mr. Robert Avis, Rev. Arthur Broadwick 

Fourth Row (Left to Right): Mr. Mike Cromartie, Dr. Richard Chewning, Rev. James Dodd, 

Dr. Henry Fritz Schaefer III, Mr. Dwight Allen, Mr. Bob Dulk, Dr. Steve Sligh, Mr. Robert L. 



Purpose," the Board of Trustees Standing Policies and Proce 
dures, the Covenant College Five-Year Plan and the Campus 
Master Plan. 

The board approves the construction of any new buildings 
the annual budget (both capital and operating), and all facult) 
appointments, promotions and tenure. The board selects the 
president of the college, and is responsible for setting the terms 
and conditions of the contract with the president. The presiden 

of the college is to be 
the chief executive of- 
ficer of the college 
and is responsible tc 
the board for ensuring 
that all plans and poli 
cies are executed as 
authorized. The presi- 
dent is to operate witr 
a job description ap- 
proved by the execu-j 
tive committee of the 
board. All officers ol 
the college are also tc 
be approved by the 
board. 

The board elects 
six representatives ol 
the Women in the 
Church (WIC) and six 
representatives of the 
alumni of Covenant 
College to serve as 
Trustee Advisors. Advisors serve for two-year terms and may 
be re-elected one time before rotating off for one year. Trustee 
Advisors make the same commitments as the Trustees. Trustee 
Advisors are invited to the board meetings and are entitled tc 
vote in the committees of the board. 



DOARD and Advisors 
160 




Allen, Richard • Professor of Higher 

Education Administration 

Ashlock, Robert • Professor of Education 

Beisner, Calvin • Associate Professor of 

Interdisciplinary Studies 

Brooks, Kenneth • Assistant Professor of 

Athletics 



Brown, Robert • Adjunct Professor of 
Information and Computer Science 
Clark, Raymond • Associate Professor of 
Biblical Studies 

Clumpner, Joseph • Professor of Math- 
ematics 

Crossman, Brian • Associate Professor of 
Athletics 



Dameron, Ray • Adjunct Professor of 
Physics 

Dennison, William • Associate Professor 
of Interdisciplinary Studies 
Dodson, Christopher • Associate Profes- 
sor of Accounting 

Dodson, Rebecca • Assistant Director of 
Education 



Donaldson, Charles • Professor of 
Chemistry 

Evearitt, Timothy • Professor of Educa- 
tion 

Foreman, Clifford • Associate Professor 
of English 

Friberg, David • Associate Professor of 
Music 



Graham, Donovan • Professor of Educa- 
tion 

Haddad, Daphne • Associate Professor of 
Education 

Hall, Jeff • Associate Professor of 
Education 
Hamm, John • Professor of Music 



Heddendorf, Russell • Professor of 

Sociology 

Hesselink, Paul • Professor of English 

Hoover, David • Professor of Business 

Administration 

Huisman, Gary • Librarian 



Faculty 
161 



Kaufmann, Stephen • Professor of 

Education 

Kellogg, Edward • Professor of Art 

King, Jerry • Director of Career Planning 

krabbendam, Hendrik • Professor of 

Biblical Studies 



Lambert, Roger • Professor of Biblical 

Studies 

MacDougall, Daniel • Associate Professor 

of Biblical Studies 

McLelland, Reginald • Professor of 

Philosophy 

Mehne, Larry • Associate Professor of 

Chemistry 



Miller, Rodney • Dean of Records 

Monroe, Robert • Professor of Music 

Morris, Timothy • Associate Professor of 

Biology 

Morton, Paul • Assistant Professor of 

History 



Muller, John • Professor of Sociology 

Peteher, Donald • Associate Professor of 

Physics 

Pettit, Ethan • Assistant Librarian 

Ralston, Patricia • Instructor of English 



Rulon, Michael • Associate Professor of 
Psychology 
Schaffers, Wim • Professor of Math 
Schreur, Barbara • Associate Dean of 
Students 
Sizemore, Douglas • Professor of Aca- 
demic Computing 



Smisson, Drake. • Assistant Professor of 

Modern Languages 

Smith, Randy • Assistant Professor of 

Computer Science 

Taylor, Lane • Adjunct Professor of Art 

Trimiew, Oliver • Assistant Professor of 

Interdisciplinary Studies 




Faculty. 
162 




Staff 



Voskuil, Louis • Professor of History 
Wenger, Jerome • Associate Professor 
of Biology 



Wildeman, James • Associate Profes- 
sor of English 

Wright, Phillip • Professor of Psychol- 
ogy 




Bailey, Donald • Supervisor of Grounds 
Bakke, Suzy • Records Office Assistant 
M.Ed. 



Ballard, Carolyn • Human Resources 
and Phone System Assistant 
Barham, Betty • Accounting 
Administrative Assistant 



Barker, Sandra • Library Technical 

Assistant 

Barr, Jeff • Technology Services 

Technician 




professors 

compiled by Rachel DeVries 

Assistant Professors should have a 
master's degree plus at least one 
year's graduate study in the field 
of concentration and at least two 
years of college teaching or the cal- 
culated equivalent with the follow- 
ing exceptions: that those with an 
earned doctorate in their field may 
be appointed to an assistant profes- 
sor without teaching experience. 

Associate Professors should have 
finished all course work and exami- 
nations for a doctor's degree, but 
the dissertation and its defense — 
except when special skills, publica- 
tions, or unusual contributions to 
the college warrant; and they 
should have at least five years of 
college teaching experience or the 
calculated equivalent. 

Professors should have an earned 
doctorate and at least eight years of 
college teaching experience or the 
calculated equivalent. 




Pomp and Circumstance. Professors don their 
academic apparel for Convocation, which marks 
the beginning of another academic year. Academic 
dress in America dates back to colonial times, and 
in 1 895 a uniform code was adopted for the de- 
sign of caps, gowns, hoods, and colors to be used 

for the various degrees. Photo by Andy Montgomery 



Faculty/Staff 
163 



Bigger, Becky • Director of Student 

Financial Planning 

Brumgard, Cathy • Office Services 

Assistant - B 

Collier, Carol • Assistant Supervisor of 

B.E.S.T. 

Corn, Carol • Accounting Clerk 



Counts, Angela • Assistant Admissions 

Office Manager 

Crocker, Marjorie • Computer Help Desk 

Manager 

Crooks, Phyllis • Controller 

Dreger, D.C • Development Director 



Duble, Troy • Assistant Regional Director 

of Advancement 

Dupree, Corey • Physical Plant Clerk 

Entrekin, Jonathan • Resident Director - 

Carter Hall 

Entrekin, Suzi 



Erickson, Lora • Admissions Coordinator 

Faulk, Brent • Assistant Regional Director 

of Advancement 

Garrison, Virginia • Quest Portfolio/ 

Admissions Counselor 

Gauthier, Arthur • B.E.S.T. Maintenance 

Mechanic 



Golden, Eugene • Physical Plant 

Administrative Assistant 

Goldsmith, James • Painter 

Goodman, Leda • Regional Director of 

Advancement 

Green, Artie • Supervisor of B.E.S.T. 



Green, Susan • Student Development 

Administrative Assistant 

Griggs, Herman • Preventive Maintenance 

Specialist 

Griggs, Shari • Assistant Director of 

Career Development Office 

Gulick, Kathleen • Resident Director - 

Founders 




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Hardie, Michael • Director of Experiential 

Studies 

Hays, Carolyn • Student Financial 

Planning Coordinator 

Hays, Kimberlee • Quest Clerk/ 

Administrative Secretary for Academic 

Administration 

Higgins, Bill • Electrician 



Hilger, Eddy • Assistant Regional Director 

of Admissions 

Milliard, Henry • Supervisor of 

Maintenance & Operations Administration 

Huff, Kent • Lead Equipment/ 

Groundskeeper 

Huffine, Margret • Quest Administrative 

Assistant 



Hunter, Dorothy • Director of Purchasing 
Hutchinson, Travis • Custodian - 
Founders Hall 

Lee, Dale • Director of Physical Plant 
Little, Phil • HVAC/Electrical Assistant 



Lynch, Larry • Maintenance Mechanic 

Lynch, Paula • Admissions Office 

Manager 

Lyon, Craig • College Hostess 

Magnuson, David • Purchasing Assistant 



Magnuson, Patricia • President's 

Secretary 

Michal, Barb • Director of Health 

Services 

Mininger, Lucas A. • Interim Regional 

Director of Advancement 

Moore, Ramona • Student Work Programs 

Coodinator 



Moore, Regina • Human Resources 
Administrative Assistant 
Oharek, Stephen • Maintenance Me- 
chanic/Painter Assistant 
Page, Christine • Director of Human 
Resources 

Pierce, Carol • Quest Administrative 
Secretary 



Staff 
165 



y Dr. J i m Wilde m a n 



Faculty 



Free time, 



aim Oxymoron? 



Time outside of 

Covenant is spent 

in a plethora of 

ways. 



They garden, golf, repair auto 
mobiles, play with their chil- 
dren, build houses, sing in choirs, 
sing with the opera chorus, 
square dance, ballroom dance, 
hike, cook, read, attend the sym- 
phony, attend Lookouts games, 
attend Covenant athletic events, 
attend their children's athletic 
events, go to movies, go to plays, 
play organ and piano at local 
churches, take care of aging par- 
ents, watch TV, paint, preach, 
teach Sunday School, visit rela- 



tives, travel to foreign countries, 
nap, sip coffee at Greyfriars, shop. 
Their interests are so diverse that I 
students might see them almost 
anywhere doing almost any- 
thing — anything "moral" that is. 
Getting to know a faculty mem- 
ber always involves surprise. Stu- 
dents just see us as teachers (that ; 
is, after all, our calling). But ev-j 
ery faculty member has some avo- 
cation that students couldn't pre- 
dict if they only know us in our 
classes. 



Pinner, Cathy • Assistant Supervisor of 

B.E.S.T. 

Pinner, Harry • Director of Planning 

Politano, Herb • Director of Auxiliary 

Enterprises 

Redpath, Kimberly • Library Technical 

Assistant-C 



Redpath, Scot • Painter Assistant 

Richmond, Robert • Director of 

Technology Systems 

Riggs, Toby • Field Tender 

Row, Jill • Records Office Assistant 

(Quest) 



Rowe, Marshall • Regional Director of 

Advancment/Alumni Director 

Salley, Stephanie • Assistant to the Vice 

President for Development/ Administration 

Saville, Michelle • Self-Study Secretary 

Scott, Beverly • Office Services Clerk 




166 




Lidies and Gentlemen. Dr. Krabbendam 
ndures the African heat with Bishop Kauma 
of Uganda. The mission trip brought Dr. 
Krabbendam to the pulpit of the largest cathe- 
dral in the City Of Kampala. Photo by Ugandan by- 
stander 

Man with the smooth hands. An in- 
tegral part of the Joe Stevens Band, Artie 
Green confidently assumes his position behind 
the drums. The band, comprised of a mixture of 
students and staff, remained a coffeehouse fa- 
vorite. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




Settle, Keeta • Chaplain Secretary 

Smialek, Tami • Assistant Athletic 

Director/Sports Information Director 

Stanton, Joan • Academic Affairs/ 

Institutional Research Administrative 

Assistant 

Stevens, Henry • Assistant Carpenter 



Stevens, Kathleen • Library Technical 

Assistant 

Stewart, Margaret • Quest Financial 

Planning Assistant 

Surgick, Catherine • Student Financial 

Planning Aid Assistant 

Taylor, David • Athletic Field 

Groundskeeper 



Veal, Robert • HVAC Mechanic 
Vos, Matthew • Quest Program Recruiter/ 
Portfolio Admission Counselor 
Wieldraayer, Glen • Carpenter 
Williamson, Cindy • Records Office 
Administrative Assistant 



Staff 
167 



Sandra Barker 



A Valentine for Sandra 

(Cinquain written bi\ 'Dr. 'Barker in 1981) 

Marriage 

Completion 

Satisfaction 

Complementation 

"Enough 



Sandra Barker, a lively, gregarious woman, grew up in St. 
Louis, Missouri. She was a student at Shelton College and 
Covenant College, when Covenant was in St. Louis. She also 
took courses at Washington University in St. Louis. She worked 
as a children's librarian and was a mem- 
ber at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 
where she met Nick Barker. She and Nick 
Barker were married on July 25, 1959. 
They moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota 
and while there they had their two older 
children. In February of 1 996 they moved 
their family to Lookout Mountain and 
added two more children to their quiver. 
After their youngest children began 
school, Sandra Barker started working at 
Covenant College. Dr. Barker recalls that 
she worked in various departments for the 
college, such as the Tuck Shoppe, the 
switchboard, and the summer conference 
program. By 1982, she had the position 
of Library Technical Assistant for Kresge 
Memorial Library, which she held for the 
following fourteen years. All four of the 




Dr. and Mrs. Barker had the privilege of 
being the Lord and Lady of the Manor at 
Madrigals in 1990. 



Barker children are Covenant graduates and Mrs. Barker liv 
to see all four married. Mrs. Barker had three grandchildr 
whom she doted on. Dr. and Mrs. Barker were and current 
are members of Reformed Presbyterian Church. Dr. Bark 
said, "In a way, talking about her, I car 
help talking about myself." He said tf 
in reference to the Schmidts, the Dubk 
and Sandra and him, starting the Thi 
Street Sunday School, which is nc 
New City Fellowship Church. Sad; 
in December of 1996, the Barke 
learned that Sandra had acquired a my 
terious and fatal disease. On April 2 
1997, exactly sixty and a half years 
ter her birth, Sandra Barker passed awt 
Sandra Barker made an impression i 
Covenant College, and she lives on 
the hearts and minds of the people wl 
knew and loved her. Most importantl 
Sandra has not left us permanently. H 
residence has just been changed. H 
new location is with her heavenly F 
ther. 



By Rachel DeVries 




Dr. and Mrs. Barker with grandson, Graham, at his baptism. 

§andra Barker 
138 * 



The Barker Family (left to right): Dr. Barker, Mrs. Barker, and 
their children Sally, Ned, Jennifer, and Nancy. 



By Dr. Daphne Haddad 



£>r. haddad adds a neuu dimension to 
the "Education Department of Covenant 



Daphne Wharton Haddad's parents were married in England 
in April, 1940. Three days after their wedding, her father was 
shipped to North Africa with the British Eighth Army and did 
not return until almost five years later. Meanwhile, her mother 
performed top secret secretarial work in London, working 
through frequent bombing raids. 

She grew up in postwar England with memories of ration 
books and hard times. She became a 
Christian at age sixteen while in high 
school, and attended Birmingham 
University, where she earned a B.A. 
with First Class Honors in Theology 
and an M.A. in Islamic Studies. She 
continued her studies in Lahore, Pa- 
kistan, and at the Institute of Islamic 
Studies at McGill University in 
Montreal. 

In 1969, she married Roger 
Haddad, a Syrian immigrant to 
Canada who was born in the Sudan, 
and she dropped out of school the fol- 
lowing year when their daughter, 
Maryam, was born in Montreal. Son 
Matthew followed a year later. In 
1974, the family moved to Mexico, 
where Roger worked with a Mexican 
textile company, and Daphne taught 
introductory Biblical Hebrew in a 
seminary and English at the British 
Cultural Institute. 

In 1978, the family moved to Sa- 
lem, New Hampshire. When she went to enroll her children in 



a new Christian school at her church and volunteer her services 
as an aide, she found herself hired as a teacher - with not a 
single course in education on her resume. Twelve years later, 
after a move to South Carolina, she was still teaching in Chris- 
tian schools and had completed two masters degrees in educa- 
tion. 

In 1990, she began work on a Ph.D. in Social Foundations of 
Education at the University of 
South Carolina. Her dissertation 
topic was multicultural educa- 
tion, and she graduated in De- 
cember 1995. At that time, she 
was teaching in a public middle 
school just outside Atlanta and 
had met Steve Kaufmann from 
Covenant's education depart- 
ment. Dr. Kaufmann introduced 
her to Covenant College, and 
she began teaching here in the 
fall of 1996. 

She is thankful to God for 
leading her to Covenant and for 
giving her the opportunity to 
continue learning and evaluat- 
ing past experiences and educa- 
tion in the light of Scripture. She 
hopes to be useful to students 
preparing for a teaching career 
and to contribute to the core pro- 
gram of the college. 




Whatzit! 

Dr. Haddad tentatively stands beside the 1 996 Summer Olympics mas- 
cot affectionately named Whatzit. The Olympic games, held in Atlanta, 
relied on the services of numerous volunteers in order to ensure smooth 

Operation Of Various events. Photo by Roger Haddad 



Dr. Haddad 
169 



Surprised by the sweet sound of singing voices... Herman and Shari 
Griggs are serenaded by B.A.S.I.C. singer June Webb. Photo by 

Jennifer Shaw 




"All for Jesus, All for Jesus.." Dr. Schaeffers, Dr. Monroe, Dr. Hall, 
and Rodney Miller dedicate a new year to the glory of God. Photo by 

Andy Montgomery 

"Joy to the world..." Dr. Dan MacDougall brings the good tidings of 
Christmas to all at the Founders Christmas Party. Photo by Theo Kim 



Food for the body, food for the mind... Bob Harbert, Dr. Wildeman, 
Dr. Voskuil, and Dr. Morton converse over lunch in the Great Hall. 



Photo by Jennifer Shaw 



Faculty/Staff Candids 



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Resting their fancy feet from ballroom dancing, Harry and Cathy Pinner 
relax at a basketball game with Dot Hunter. Photo by Nancy Young 

Rock on wich yo bad self... Joe Stephens displays his awesome talent 

at Stoplight Cafe. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




Teaching the finer points of English composition, Dr. Foreman helps Shan- 
non Dager. Photo by Connon Kirby 



Faculty/Staff Candids 
171 



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It is a reflection of 
our dependence upon tra 
dition that there is an adver- 
tising section in the Tartan. 
Businesses use this opportu- 
nity to make themselves known 
to students and faculty. Parents 
may also recognize seniors for 
what they have achieved at 
Covenant. These investments 
in advertising help defray 
(some of) the costs of produc- 




ng a (high-quality) 
yearbook. 
Transition is found in the con- 
tinuous turnover of advertisers 
year after year. New busi- 
nesses place ads and others 
discontinue. This also applies 
to parents. Students come and 
go. Seniors graduate. Both 
tradition and transition 
are essential parts of the 
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A cool, calm one, 
Full of fun; 
"Dubees" for short, 
A good sport; 
Speaks her mind, 
Really kind; 
After God's own heart, 
Right from the start. 

We're truly proud of you. 
Dad, Mom & Julie 

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Dear Matthew, 
The Lord has blessed 
you with many abili- 
ties and you have used 
those gifts well. We 
are so proud of you! 
Love, Mom & Dad 






Kristin L. Fiol 

Kristin, Congratula- 
tions on completing 
your bachelor's de- 
gree! You have worked 
hard and sacrificed 
much to reach this 
goal. I love you and 
rejoice with you! 
Love, Mom 
Lamentations 3:22-24 




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As you graduate, we pray that God will 
guide and make your paths straight. We 
are so proud of your hard work and of the 
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Congratulations, Sarah! 
Our hearts overflow 
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He has upheld you by 
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Congratulations, Feather! I love you so much, Juler. 

Hey, Sis! Congrats and lots of love, Laura 

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The Tartan Yearbook would like to thank the following people whose contributions to the book 
were outstanding: 

Jill Mullins, Student Life Section Editor 

Your creativity and eye for layouts helped bring this section alive. 
Esther Potoshnick, Organizations Section Editor 

Esther, your faithfulness and diligence with all aspects of the publication- cropping, labeling 
pictures with stickers, captions, headlines, editing, typing, copy, etc.- has helped to make this 
book a reality. 

Kimberly Moore, Residence Life Section Editor 

Kimberly, I don't think that you had any idea what an endeavor you were undertaking with this 
section. 21 RAs and halls, 100 captions, and 25 articles, combined with all the hours you 
poured into this section resulted in a section, very well done. 
Robert Uthlaut, Sports Section Editor 

Robert, thank you for your willingness to do whatever needed to be done, often it was the 
mundane of typing copy or editing, but your servant's attitude was such an inspiration. 
Josh Hinman, Sports Section Editor 

Josh, thanks for coming on board in the middle of the project. The additional time, creativity, 
energy, and willingness made a difference. 
Janneke Counts, Undergraduate Section Editor 

Janneke, your willingness, to do whatever needed to be done, whenever and your reliabilty were 
overwhelming. 

Kim Collins, Senior Section Editor 

Kim, your persistant efforts to track down every senior and all their information and pictures 
has made for a very thorough, complete section. Also, your contribution in every other area was 
invaluable. 

Rachel DeVries, Faculty Section Editor 

Thank you, Rachel, for your dedication and perseverance not only with your own section, but 
with all the headlines and captions you contributed. 
Marlain Liggett, Advertising Section Editor 

Thank you, Marlain, for pressing on until you came up with the $5,000 in ads that was necessary. 
The Student Senate and Matt Lindley deserve a thank you for their consideration to the Tartan 
and its needs. Without them, the quality of the book would suffer. 

Bill Stoess, the Walsworth representative, went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that 
the production of the book was a success. Bill's consultation, dedication, and work ethic pro- 
vided the staff and editor with the moral support needed to successfully complete the book. 
The staff would like to thank Jennifer Shaw, Andy Montgomery, and Canon Kirby who spent 
endless amounts of time attending events to capture the perfect picture. 

The staff would like to thank all of the individuals who contributed to this book: Jenny Johnson, 
Lindsay Davis, Teresa White, Summer Ray, Atigie Vasta, Sarai Ussery-Perez, Gulia Narlieva, 
Blessing Oguntebi, Jenny LoPiccolo, Mandy Viverette, Scharlie Frame, Jana Levi, John Ohanian, 
Tim Marshall, Brian Carlisle, Frances Jordan, Ryan Steinbrecher, Rebecca Bomer, Joanna 
Hastings, Jennifer Bajuelo, Heather Erickson, and to all those not mentioned. 
Last, but not least, the editor would like to personally thank her family, friends, roommates and 
4th Central 'for the encouragement and support needed to accomplish this project. 
The editors also recognize that none of this would have been possible apart from the strength 
and abilities given to us by the Lord. 



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Tartan Editors: (clockwise] Josh Hinman, Janneke Counts, Jill Mullins, Rachel 
DeVries, Kimberly Moore, Debbie Marshall, Robert Uthlaut, Kim Collins, 
Marlain Liggett, Esther Potoshnick, Frances Jordan 





Help! I need a caption. Kim Collins and Jill Mullins study the pictures in an 
effort to descriptively capture the action in a caption. With over 450 captions in 
the 97 Tartan, many hours were spent mulling over the perfect words to write 

Creative and original Captions. Photo by Esther Potoshnick 




All the hard work pays off. As the faces of Rachel Altork and Candace Thole 
show utter appreciation, excitement, and enjoyment to receive their new year- 
book. As the years go by, the collection of yearbooks grow to show time well 
spent at a school incomparable to any other. Photo by Jennifer Shaw 




The headlines sum it up. Jenny Johnson types in headlines, captions, articles, 
names, subheadlines, and page folios, and Robert Uthlaut works with the lay- 
outs. Part of the challenge of producing a renowned yearbook is presenting 

annual events in a new light. Photo by Esther Potoshnick 



A picture is worth a thousand words. Jenny LoPiccolo, Esther Potoshnick, 
Jill Mullins, Kim Collins, Marlain Liggett, and Robert Uthlaut tediously identify, 
crop, and number hundreds of pictures. Many steps are involved, from the 
initial idea for a picture to the final publication. Photo by Debbie Marshall 

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Volume 30 of the Covenant College Tartan Yearbook was printed by Walsworth Publishing Company of Marceline, Missouri. 

The publishing company representative was Bill Stoess. The book was entirely student produced by a staff of eleven using 

Aldus PageMaker 5.0 and Microsoft Word 4.0. 

The cover of the Tartan is Gloss Laminate with brass dies, 4 color process, metallic ink, and silk screen title. 

The endsheets are white endleaf stock. 

The 9X12 paper for the 190 pages is 80 pound Monarch Gloss and smyth sewn. 

The book contains 22 pages of color, two flats and six divider pages. 

All captions are in Eurostile 2, Eurostile Bold, and Eurostile Demioblique font. Fonts used on the cover and division pages are 

Remedy Double, Helvetica, and Garamond Narrow. Fonts used in the Student Life Section include Garnet, Remedy Double, 

Garamond Narrow, Zapf Chancery, Palatino, and Times. In the Residence Life Section Old English Text, Remedy Double, 

Times, and Garamond Narrow were used. The Organizations Section included Garnet, Eurostile 2, and Remedy Double. The 

Sports Section used Times, Helvetica Black, and Remedy Double. In the Senior Section Times, Palatino, Eurostile 2, Helvetica 

Narrow, Eurostile Demi, and Caslon were used. The Undergraduate Section included Times, Garamond Narrow, Delphian, 

Garnet, Eurostile 2, Caslon, Eurostile Demi, and Helvetica Narrow. In the Faculty Section Delphian, Times, Garamond Narrow, 

Korinna, Zapf Chancery, Remedy Double, Eurostile Bold, Garnet, Palatino, Helvetica Narrow, Eurostile Demi, and Caslon 

were used. The Advertising Section included Swing, Remedy Double, Times, and Garamond Semibold. 

Candid photographs were taken by staff photographers with Kodak 100, 400, and 1600, and printed on Kodak paper. 

The Tartan is a division of the Covenant College Publications Committee. 

The Tartan yearbook operates from the Publications Office in Carter Hall at Covenant College, 14049 Scenic Highway, 

Lookout Mountain, Georgia 30750. Telephone (706) 820-1560 Ext. 1375. 




Breaking new ground. Student Mandy Brown, student Stephen Scott, Associate Dean of Students Barb Schreur, Chairman of 
the Board Joel Belz, student Jenny LoPiccolo, Former President's wife Mrs. Colin Schmidt, President Frank Brock, Hugh 0. 
Maclellan turn over a new leaf which will enable more students to continue the tradition of a reformed, Christ pre-eminent 
education. The Hugh 0. Maclellan Residence Hall will provide space for an additional 80? students, students who will bring new 
ideas and growth to a reformed, reforming academic community. Photo by o.c. Dreger 



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